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Sea Otter Savvy

Sea Otter Science And Community Outreach

Michelle Staedler

michelle staedler otter spotting 500Michelle worked as a sea otter biologist and ecologist for the Monterey Bay Aquarium for 35 years. Collaborating with several governmental and university organizations she has participated in sea otter field research in California, Alaska and Canada. She worked as the Sea Otter Field Manager for the Aquarium’s Sea Otter research and Conservation program, overseeing ecology and conservation projects on sea otters in the wild throughout their north Pacific range.  In her free time, Michelle enjoys working with glass, for fusing, mosaic, stained glass and lamp-working projects.