Saturday, April 24, 2010

Sea Otter Mom and Pup

This photo says it all, so we will just confirm that this is a day old newborn Calfornia Sea Otter watched from Elkhorn Slough Safari's boat.. The Photograph belongs to Mr. M. Edson who allowed us to post it here.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

New Staff

We would like to introduce our newest naturalist tour guide. This is Chelsea and she comes to us with a biology background and work experience doing interpretation at the Hawaiian Aquarium. One of her favorite topics is sea otter biology. The clam shell she is holding is the type that Elkhorn Slough sea otters have in their diet.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Colors of Spring

This time of year the birds are getting all dressed up for the breeding and nesting seasons. For example, these Caspian Terns are showing off why they are named "Caspian". The intense red beaks are named after the Caspian red sea. Soon they will have nests and chicks at Elkhorn Slough.