Posts Tagged ‘Sea Otters’

Following on from the post I re-blogged yesterday about Monterey I had to go back into the photo archive and bring out some of my favourite pictures from that trip

 

Sea-Otter

Sea-Otter

 

Sea-Lions

Sea-Lions

Porpoise and Jelly fish

Porpoise and Jelly fish

Humpback Whale

Humpback Whale

Humpback Whale

Humpback Whale

 

Pacific Grove Butterfly Zone

Pacific Grove Butterfly Zone

 

Monarch butterfly in flight

Monarch butterfly in flight

Monarch butterfly

Monarch butterfly

 

Great place; Great people; Great holiday; Great memories

 

MONTEREY TODAY

Posted: September 19, 2014 in Mammals, Natural History
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This brought back happy memories of the time Sue and I spent in Monterey and Carmel 6 years ago. One of my most vivid memories is of watching a Sea-Otter swimming into the harbour. It is a unique style as I cant think of any other creature which swims backstroke

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Our Partnership for International Birding (PIB) California trip did Monterey County today, from sea to Salinas Valley. From sea otter to Yellow-billed Magpie.CUTE KILLER (1280x543)This sea otter is about the cvutest predator you’ve ever seen. Right? Lying on the mud on his back at the mouth of Elkhorn Slough.
South of Greenfield, California, and up Pine Canyon Road we found a flock of Y-B Magpies. Photo taken by one of the Colorado birders with me. How;d we find the birds? Asked the locals in a nearby cafe. Oh yes, they said, the magpies comeinto my yard and steal my dog’s food.magpies
No the group has seen 100% of the North Americans endemics, Corvids both–Island Scrub-Jay and Y-B Magpie. Neither has ever been recorded outside California.

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Sea Otters Live

Posted: March 2, 2014 in Mammals, Natural History
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One of my favourite memories of our trip to California was seeing California Sea Otter

We were fortunate to see one in Monterrey harbour as it made its way amongst the boats swimming their characteristic backstroke.

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Now there is the chance to watch Sea Otters live thanks to a 24 hour camera feed from Elkhorn Slough in California which has one of the highest populations of these wonderful mammels

http://seaotters.com/live/?utm_source=bronto&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Watch+the+marine+madness&utm_content=5+Reasons+We+Love+Sea+Otters&utm_campaign=2014_2+February+E-Newsletter+

Other Sea Otter videos can be seen at
http://seaotters.com/resources/