Marine Mammals Celebration
Marine mammals all over the world need our help. Changing climate, polluted oceans, shrinking habitat have led many species to dire straights. But these extraordinary animals also inspire us.
Polar bears are at the top of the food chain and have an important role in the overall health of the marine environment.
Seals do spend lots of time in the water, but they breed, give birth to live young and nurse their young on shore.
Keeping the environment clean is a huge part of the conservation efforts for Marine Mammals. By keeping our rivers clean, we help give these animals, and our local species, stay healthy and find adequate food sources.
Join us for Marine Mammal Appreciation Week to find out how your actions here in New Mexico can help these animals thrive.
- Thursday, March 26 – Learn about otters at the Otter Discovery Station. Watch Otter 501, a movie that chronicles the story of an orphaned baby sea otter that was rescued by the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
- Friday, March 27 – Explore dolphins at the Dolphin Discovery Station. Check out Tribes of the Sea in the theater and travel the world to see how dolphin groups in different locals interact with humans
- Saturday, March 28 – Find out about whales at the Whale Discovery Station. Enjoy Sea Ghost, a movie about Beluga Whales, the “white ones,” which are warm-blooded animals in a numbingly cold sea with one of the most complex sonars of any animal.