November 23, 2017

Monterey Bay Aquarium: 11-year-old sea otter dies

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Mae, who was the first surrogate mother sea otter to raise a pup on exhibit at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, has died. She was 11.

Mae died on Saturday after the onset of a seizure disorder whose cause is still unknown.

Mae was rescued as a two-day-old pup near Santa Cruz in April 2001, and raised by the aquarium’s Sea Otter Research and Conservation program team. She joined the sea otter exhibit in December 2001 after it became clear that she was not acquiring the

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