It's the First Day of Sea Otter Awareness Week 2015!

It's the First Day of Sea Otter Awareness Week 2015! September 20 to 26 is Sea Otter Awareness Week, an annual event coordinated by Friends of the Sea Otter, a non-profit advocacy group protecting sea otters. From the event’s website:

Sea Otter Awareness Week falls on the last week in September and is an annual recognition of the vital role that sea otters play in the nearshore ecosystem.  Each year, zoos, aquariums, natural history museums, marine institutions, filmmakers, researchers, academics, educators, and the public participate in various events and activities highlighting sea otters and their natural history and the various conservation issues sea otters are faced with.

Events are being held all over the U.S. and Lisbon, Portugal. Click here to find one near you, and click here to see Vancouver Aquarium's events.

Above photo: Sea otter Tanu by Neil Fisher, via Vancouver Aquarium

Otter Strikes a Very Human Pose

A Raft of Sea Otters Float Along Peacefully Together