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Elkhorn Slough OtterCam 2



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ESF is accredited by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission

*Take note - Due to the remote location of our cameras, they sometimes experience power outages related to weather or unforseen events like the recent Loma Fire. If the camera happens to be down, please know we are working hard to get it back up and running as quickly as possible.

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The Elkhorn Slough OtterCam 2 shows a different view of the Elkhorn Slough. In this live camera you might see harbor seals hauled out on the mud, birds feeding at low tide and sea otters swimming in the channel.

Having difficulties seeing the otters or have questions? See our Frequently Asked Questions.


Video Highlights from the Elkhorn Slough OtterCam
Click PLAY ALL to watch a playlist of video highlights recorded directly from our ottercam.

The Elkhorn Slough OtterCam is made possible through a partnership of:

Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve (ESNERR)— managed by the California Department of Fish & Wildlife (CDFW), ESNERR is one of 28 national reserves funded through a program of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Elkhorn Slough Foundation (ESF)
— a community non-profit organization whose mission is to conserve and restore the Elkhorn Slough and its watershed.

Friends of the Sea Otter (FSO)
— a not-for-profit advocacy group dedicated to maintaining, increasing, and broadening the current protection for and conservation of sea otters and their habitats.

We would like to thank the Acacia Foundation for their financial support of the Elkhorn Slough OtterCam. We also want to thank PBS for the donation of a new high definition camera.

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