CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM
P.O. Box 97 - 14200 Solomons Island Road
Solomons, MD 20688
Traci Cimini - 410-326-2042 x62
January 13, 2017
For Immediate Release
RIVER OTTER LIVE CAM UP AND RUNNING
Want to see what’s really going on with our North American river otters, Chumley and Chessie-Grace? Now you can visit behind-the-scenes in their indoor habitat with our newly installed otter cam: http://www.calvertmarinemuseum.com/375/River-Otter-Live-Cam. Experience remotely what is happening with these museum favorites 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The otter cam was made possible through generous donations from Marianne Harms and the N.M. Morris Family Foundation.
The indoor otter holding area where the otters reside has undergone extensive renovation. A joint public/private campaign raised funds to provide these animals with updated living conditions. The project was completed in July 2016 and accommodations now include nesting dens, play yards, an infinity pool, and LED lighting. Sponsorship and funding of this area was provided by the Benning Endowment, Calvert County Government, Nancy Wieck, The Bildman and Clark-Romero Family, and Liz Halvosa. Behind the scenes, otter toys and a new washer and dryer were installed thanks to John and Wendy Peters.
“Visiting in person is always best, as the new lodging area includes a feeding panel which allows guests to get face-to-face with the otters while they dine,” said Dave Moyer, Curator of Estuarine Biology. Moyer adds, “When you need to get your otter fix, remember a great time to view the cam is during feeding times at 9:30 – 10 a.m., 1 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., and 3:45 – 4:15 p.m.”
The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $9.00 for adults, $7.00 for seniors, military with valid I.D. and AAA members, and $4.00 for children ages 5 - 12; children under 5 and museum members are always admitted free. For more information about the museum, upcoming events, or membership, visit the website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com or call 410-326-2042. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, Google+, Instagram and Pinterest.