Located right next to Dolphin Point, Otter Outlook is home to our playful California sea otters rehabilitated and hand raised by SeaWorld through a cooperative effort with the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Sea Otter Research and Conservation Program.
California sea otters are found exclusively along the coast of central California and can be seen at Otter Outlook. Lacking an insulating blubber layer, these otters are covered in dense, luxurious fur that keeps them warm. In fact, they have the densest fur of any mammal with up to 1,000,000 hairs per square inch.
Because they have an extremely fast metabolism, California sea otters eat about 20 to 25 percent of their body weight daily. For an otter weighing 100 pounds, this would be 25 pounds of food every day. Check the times listed at Otter Outlook during your visit to catch an exciting feeding demonstration and presentation by otter behaviorists.