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The remarkable true story of an orphaned baby otter who washed ashore on the California coast when she was less than a week old.
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    Pledge $1 or more About $1

    FIVE DIGIT SALUTE:

    Get a sharable online high five (tiny paws!) on Otter 501's Facebook and Pinterest pages, plus a downloadable otter ringtone (say "yeah!").

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    JOIN THE RAFT:

    Get your very own limited-edition Otter 501 flipper tag - just like the ones used by scientists on wild study animals (no, really)! Plus you get the Five Digit Salute above. Please add $5 for international shipping.

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    MUSTELID MANIA!:

    You get a limited-edition Otter 501 movie poster (10x12in) signed by Otter 501's co-star Katie Pofahl and Executive Producer / natural history filmmaker Mark Shelley (they are super cool). Plus you get to "Join the Raft" above. Please add $5 for international shipping.

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    501's FRIEND FOREVER:

    For the true Otter 501 fan. You will get a DVD of the feature film Otter 501 and a personal handwritten note (and probably a drawing) from Katie. Plus you get to "Join the Raft" above. Please note if you would like your DVD signed by Katie and Mark. Please add $5 for international shipping.

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    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    MAKE IT COUNT:

    By donating $300 you have funded one of our 25 screenings (do I smell a hero?). In return, you will get to pick the recipient of this screening! You will also become "501's Friend Forever" as above. Please add $5 for international shipping. Important Note: We will do everything in our power to reach out to your selected screening recipient but effective delivery of this reward is subject to the group's availability.

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    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    MAKE IT COUNT - SPECIAL FOR CLASSROOMS AND YOUTH GROUPS ONLY:

    Raise at least $300 with your classroom or youth group and you will receive one of our 25 screenings and a Skype Q&A with Katie (she can't wait!). Plus, we will include a full set of Sea Studios Foundation's films on DVD for your school or organization's library. DVDs include: Otter 501, Strange Days on Planet Earth with Edward Norton, the Shape of Life, and more. Please add $10 for international shipping. Skype Q&A limited by availability.

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    OCEAN LOVER 4 LIFE: Score a full set of Sea Studios Foundation's films on DVD including: Otter 501, Strange Days on Planet Earth with Edward Norton, the Shape of Life, and more (hours of extraordinary filmmaking, my friend). You will also become "501's Friend Forever" as above. BONUS: The first person to donate $500 will receive Sea Studios sound mixer used in over 15 years of natural history filmmaking (just imagine...). Please add $10 for international shipping each for prize and bonus.

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    THE SEA OTTER EXPERIENCE:

    You will get a personal behind-the-scenes tour of the Monterey Bay Aquarium with Otter 501 Executive Producer and #1 otter fan Clint Jones (honestly, just try and stump him!) You can sneak a peek at Otter 501's rooftop stopover on her journey back to the ocean! You will also become an "Ocean Lover 4 Life" as above. BONUS: The first $1,000 donor will receive Sea Studios Foundation Sony BVP 5 camcorder! A piece of history. Lodging and transportation to and from Monterey not included.

    LIMITED TIME OFFER: Pair your behind hte scenes tour of the Monterey Bay Aquarium with a stay at Monterey's finest eco-friendly hotel! The next person to pledge $1000 before 5:00 pm next Monday (October 15) will win a one night stay at the Portola Hotel & Spa here in Monterey. Feeling like a real eco hero? Pledge $1500 AND win a 2 night stay! Many thanks to the Portola Hotel & Spa for their commitment to the environment and support of Otter 501.

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    Pledge $2,500 or more About $2,500

    MEET OTTER 501 (maybe): A private guided kayak tour of Elkhorn Slough, 501's current home in Moss Landing, CA, with Executive Producer / wildlife filmmaker Mark Shelley (this guy has great stories). With a pair of binoculars there is a good chance you will see Miss 501 herself! Lunch and a tour of Sea Studios Foundation Headquarters in the heart of Cannery Row included. You will also become an "Ocean Lover 4 Life" as above. Lodging and transportation to and from Monterey not included. Must be redeemed by March 2013.

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