Animal Babies: First Year on Earth

Limpet the Otter Forages on Plastic Waste

Clip: Episode 2 | 2m 50s | Video has closed captioning.

Southern sea otter pup, Limpet, is 12 weeks old and needs to retrieve food from the seabed. Monterey Bay is one of the most protected marine sanctuaries in the US, yet pollution on land can still run off into the ocean. 40% of otter deaths are as a result of poisoning, infection or contamination, and plastic waste also ends up in the sea otters’ home range.

Aired: 09/04/19

Rating: TV-PG

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