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Disclaimer: All models were at least 18 years old when they were photographed.
Learn more Selka, our youngest and newest resident sea otter, is settling in very well at the Aquarium.
She's already shown her smarts during training and is on track to possibly become a surrogate mother to rescued otter pups.
The camera may be turned off periodically for maintenance.
The rover may occasionally be out of view as it is moved around the clean room.
Learn more on our blog The Monterey Bay Aquarium's Sea Otter Program has been studying the threatened southern sea otter since 1984 with the aim of understanding threats to the population and promoting its recovery.
We rescue, treat and release injured otters; raise and release stranded pups through our surrogate program; seek homes for sea otters that can't return to the wild; and conduct scientific research.
Sound comes from a loudspeaker wired to electrodes in the water, which pick up the eel’s discharge.Training keeps our otters mentally and physically stimulated—it also makes working with the otters safer for us and less stressful for them.See the Aquarium in a whole new light with extended summer hours until 8 p.m. Linger at your favorite exhibits after the crowds have gone, and enjoy wine, live music and sustainable bites.NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center recently provided logistics and range support for a NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory team that tested a landing radar system for the next Mars rover mission adjacent to Dryden's Edwards Air Force Base facilities.Testing for the JPL-managed Mars Science Laboratory or MSL project included suspending a full-scale engineering model of the MSL rover from a helicopter and flying pre-planned flight trajectories over Rogers Dry Lake at Edwards to simulate the rover's descent stage carrying the rover to the surface of Mars.JPL engineers needed to verify that the radar will provide accurate altitude and velocity measurements at Mars and that the suspended rover will not confuse the ability of the descent stage's radar to accurately calculate the rover's descent speed for a safe, on-target landing.