|Monterey Bay Aquarium photo. Newborn sea otter pup born, Dec. 21, 2015|
California sea otters once populated the coast in the hundreds of thousands. The sea otter has plush, soft fur that keeps it warm in cold ocean waters. Unfortunately, it was the beautiful, warm fur that brought these otters to near extinction.
Today, otters are protected. They struggle, but moments like the one gives all of us hope.