Nature

Saving Otter 501

Friday, July 11, 4 a.m. on Vermont PBS
Sunday, July 13, 12 a.m. on Vermont PBS
Sunday, July 13, 5 a.m. on Vermont PBS Plus
Sunday, July 13, 9 a.m. on Vermont PBS Plus
Sunday, July 13, 10 a.m. on Vermont PBS
Sunday, July 13, 8 p.m. on World
Monday, July 14, 12 a.m. on World
Monday, July 14, 8 a.m. on World
Monday, July 14, 2 p.m. on World
Series Website »
Episode Guide »
On a typical late summer day a baby sea otter washes up on the beach in Monterey, California -- hungry, lost, injured. It's a tragic event, but not surprising. California sea otters are struggling. For decades marine biologist Karl Mayer and his small staff have worked unceasingly -- one otter at a time -- to bring this "keystone" species back from the brink of extinction so it can play its important role in the local marine environment. But the effort has stalled, and no one knows why. This is the story of the Monterey Bay Aquarium's 501st attempt to save an orphan otter. From her discovery as a stranded newborn pup crying on the beach through her rehabilitation in secret roof tanks atop the Aquarium, we follow as Otter 501 learns how to dive, hunt, eat, and fend for herself in the wild, where survival is a long shot at best.
 

More Episodes

  • Fabulous Frogs
  • Leave it to Beavers
  • Snow Monkeys
  • Touching the Wild
  • My Bionic Pet
  • Ireland's Wild River
  • Honey Badgers: Masters of Mayhem
  • Meet the Coywolf
  • Parrot Confidential
  • Love in the Animal Kingdom
  • Great Zebra Exodus
  • The Private Life of Deer
  • The Mystery of Eels
  • What Plants Talk About
  • Cold Warriors: Wolves and Buffalo
  • An Original DUCKumentary
  • Animal Odd Couples
  • Magic of the Snowy Owl
  • Siberian Tiger Quest
  • Cracking the Koala Code
  • The White Lions
  • River of No Return
  • Raccoon Nation
  • Fortress of the Bears


Comments

Share your thoughts, questions, and comments on "Nature" here.
 

Web Series: Makin’ Friends With Ryan Miller

Vermont transplant and Guster frontman Ryan Miller seeks out far-fetched friends across the state! Available exclusively online.

Vermont Winners!

Check out winning Vermont entries to the 2014 PBS Kids Writers Contest!

Videos & Games for Kids

Tons of videos and games for children from PBS!

Lifelong Learning


PBS Kids
Tons of videos and games for children from PBS!

Educator Resources
Lesson plans, online courses, and videos for teachers and parents


Vermont PBS Weekly

Our weekly email newsletter highlighting upcoming shows and important station news.
Sign Up Today

Vermont PBS

204 Ethan Allen Avenue
Colchester, VT 05446
(802) 655-4800
© 2014 Vermont PBS
All Rights Reserved

Facebook Twitter YouTube LinkedIn Pinterest