Directed by Bob Talbot
Rated G | 85 min | 2012 | USA
**Post screening discussion about the Living Planet Aquarium’s river otters and the status of wild otters in Utah with the Aquarium’s Aquarist Tracy Meiners.
Combining documentary and dramatic narrative techniques, Otter 501 chronicles the true story of an orphaned baby otter washed ashore on the Northern California coast and rescued by the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Sea Otter Research and Conservation Program. The film explores the groundbreaking surrogate program that prepares orphaned otters for a life in the wild, sea otters’ struggle for survival, and efforts to preserve this iconic species through the eyes of an aspiring marine biologist.
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