Sunday, October 27, 2013

bragging on Ms. L

  
  Ms. L has worked at the Monterey Bay Aquarium for the last five years, she got a job there her freshman year of college as a volunteer for sleep over events to her first paid job in Guest Services selling tickets to balancing the daily bank deposits to her current job as a Guest Experience Ambassador, giving tours, answering questions and needing to know everything about the aquarium and ~ finger crossed eventually working her way towards the Husbandry side.
 
  A few months ago she was chosen as a volunteer (going through a interview process equivalent to applying for a paid position) for the Monterey Bay Aquarium - SORAC program, SORAC stands for Sea Otter Research and Conservation. Recently PBS aired a documentary  PBS: Saving Otter501.
For Mr.L and I it was a wonderful way to see what she does because they have very strict guidelines to follow and non-trained personnel are not allowed. I have to say I didn't realize how important otters are to ecosystem along California's Central Coast.
 

 
   Right now the aquarium has a baby otter who needs round the clock care and Ms.L is one on the personnel who gets to take care of the baby. I snagged the photos off the net but it is everything that is done for the current infant.
   She made a comment about how much baby otters are jerks (for lack of a better term) because they cry, eat, poop and need constant attention. Oh!! Out of the mouth of babes... But,  I also know she is having the time of her life!
 
 
 
TTFN,
Chris =]

6 comments:

  1. Ha! Great training to become a parent :) What and interesting and fun job Ms. L has :) Congrats to her for her achievements!

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    1. She is funny when she talks about what a little stinker he is. :) I never thought her practical training would be from taking care of an otter.

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  2. We caught the last 10 minutes of Saving 501 the other night! What dedication and hard work...and such a happy out come! You sure deserve to be so proud of your girl!
    Erica :)

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    1. Thanks, Erica.
      I always wanted to be Marlin Perkins from Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom, but followed a different path. Now I can live vicariously through her.

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  3. what fun. when I was a kid I always thought I wanted to work at the zoo.. your daughter is lucky to be able to do something she loves to do!
    too bad about the otter bite. I guess that kind of thing comes with the territory! but its a great battle scar and story to tell !
    have a great day!
    xoxo
    vivian

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    1. So true! Now she has two battle scars she can talk about. =]

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