River Otter Live Cam

Otter Name Game:

A new otter arrived at Calvert Marine Museum on Valentine’s Day! Each Wednesday since, we have released clues as to his name. On February 15, Mary F. was first to have correctly guessed "CALVERT", the latest addition to our otter family. Congratulations Mary; you and up to 5 friends will enjoy a complimentary behind the scenes tour including meeting face to face with our new friend.

Follow online as


adjusts to his new home!

Clue 1:

Mine is the name of nobility.

The CALVERT's were British Lords titled the Barons of Baltimore, Proprietors of Maryland, and Irish Peers of the British Empire.

Clue 2:

My name has an Irish connection, but is not necessarily Irish!

The CALVERT's were granted Irish Peerage in 1624, but were originally from Richmondshire, a government district of North Yorkshire in England. 

Clue 3:

You probably see and hear my name every day.
Like when you visited our website!

Clue 4:

If you still haven't guessed it, my name was once that of the county seat.

Check back frequently as the animal care team navigates the trials of otter introductions!

Calvert Marine Museum’s River Otter Holding Area: 

If you don’t see the otters, they may be outside or taking a nap in a den. Check back later for behind-the- scenes activity.
Peak viewing is around feeding times:
9:30-10:00 a.m.
1:00-1:30 p.m.
3:45-4:15 p.m.
5:30 p.m. till 8 a.m. is lights out
The otter cam was made possible through generous donations from Marianne Harms and the N M Morris Family Foundation.
The indoor habitat (constructed in 2016) was sponsored by Stan and Barbara Benning, Calvert County Government, Nancy Wieck, The Bildman and Clarke-Romero Family, and Liz Halvosa.