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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 a 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.
Join us after the film for a discussion with Living Planet Aquarium Aquarist Tracy Meiners about the Aquarium’s river otters and the status of wild otters in Utah.
Directed by Bob Talbot
Run time: 85 min
Science Movie Night is presented by the Natural History Museum of Utah in partnership with the Utah Film Center.
We thank the Salt Lake City Public Library, our presenting sponsor.
This event is free and open to the public.