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Calvert Marine Museum's new otter cam

Solomons, MD- The Calvert Marine Museum invites you to peek in on two of their favorite animals. You can now get a behind-the-scenes look at the North American river otters, Chumley and Chessie-Grace, with the museum’s new otter cam.

You can now watch the playful mammals 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The museum recently renovated the indoor otter holding area in an effort to provide the animals with an updated living space. The area now includes nesting dens, play yards, an infinity pool and LED lighting.

Curator of Estuarine Biology, Dave Moyer, says there’s a great time to catch the otters in action. “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 new otter lodging area also includes a feeding panel which allows guests to see the otters up close and personal when they’re eating.

The new otter cam was made possible through donations from Marianne Harms and the N.M. Morris Family Foundation. You can see the otters by visiting http://www.calvertmarinemuseum.com/375/River-Otter-Live-Cam

The Calvert Marine 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.  The museum is located at 14200 Solomons Island Road in Solomons.

Contact Joy Shrum at j.shrum@thebaynet.com

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