Instructional Video

A Sea Otter's Adorable Adoption Story

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Sea otters, an important species in the Pacific coast kelp ecosystem, are the focus of a short video that observes sea otters in captivity. One of the few animals that use tools to help them eat, viewers see how females in captivity will adopt orphaned pups, teach them how to live and behave, and watch as these pups are successfully released into the wild. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Have learners compare/contrast sea otters with river otters
Classroom Considerations
  • Teacher needs a computer and access to the Internet if showing in class
  • Closed captioning provided for learners with hearing disabilities or for those who need help with English
  • This video is hosted on YouTube
  • Includes high-quality images and videos
  • Video is incredibly engaging due to content, quality, and the overwhelming adorableness of sea otters
  • None
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