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Sea otter, Aialik, dies at aquarium

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 12th, 2013

“He loved to drag artificial kelp out of the pool and roll up in it like a burrito,” said Ken Lytwyn (pictured), curator of Marine Mammals for the aquarium. “He would sit there and slowly rub the strips on his face until he fell asleep. He left such a big impression on everybody who worked with him.” (Courtesy photo)

The staff of the Oregon Coast Aquarium announce the death of Aialik, a northern sea otter who was “big brother” to the aquarium’s sea otter family.

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