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Lowell Lecture

Return of the Sea Otter - America's Cutest Animal

Date & Time

April 3, 2018 at 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.


New England Aquarium
1 Central Wharf Boston, MA 02110
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Todd McLeish, Science Writer

Presenting Organization

New England Aquarium


Maggie See (, 617-973-6596)

Sea otters were nearly driven to extinction during the fur trade in the late 1700s and 1800s, but they have recolonized most of their former range and have become one of the most popular–and cutest–animals in America. While their population is growing in many areas, they are still threatened by sharks, killer whales, oil spills, fishermen, and native hunters. Join author Todd McLeish as he shares adorable photos and describes his adventures studying sea otters from California to Alaska. This will be Todd’s first presentation of his new book, Return of the Sea Otter, and he will sign copies of the book in the IMAX lobby following his lecture.