Steller Cove at the Oregon Zoo
in Washington Park
Portland, Oregon

Steller was born in Windsheim, near Nuremberg in Germany, son to a Lutheran cantor named Johann Jakob Stöhler (after 1715, Stöller), and studied at the University of Wittenberg. He then traveled to Russia as a physician on a troop ship returning home with the wounded. He arrived in Russia in November 1734. He met the naturalist Daniel Gottlieb Messerschmidt (1685-1735) at the Imperial Academy of Sciences. Two years after Messerschmidt's death, Steller married his widow and acquired notes from his travels in Siberia not handed over to the Academy. [from wikipedia]
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Bright Sign
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(Date Photographed: 13:03:08 Friday 10 November 2017)
(Date Published: Thursday 18 January 2018)
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A bright sign read, "Steller Cove" at the dim entry to the Steller Cove exhibit.


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Sea Otter
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(Date Photographed: 13:05:40 Friday 10 November 2017)
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One of several sea otters played in a large tank in the Steller Cove exhibit.


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Kelp Forest
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(Date Photographed: 13:07:56 Friday 10 November 2017)
(Date Published: Thursday 18 January 2018)
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A kelp forest was in the foreground of the harbor seal exhibit.


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Fish Photo
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(Date Photographed: 13:08:22 Friday 10 November 2017)
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A large fish turned to face the camera and allowed this portrait to be taken.


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Harbor Seal
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(Date Photographed: 13:09:43 Friday 10 November 2017)
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A harbor seal swam almost too fast directly at the camera.


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Sea Star
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(Date Photographed: 13:12:00 Friday 10 November 2017)
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A sea star was stuck to glass in the tide pool exhibit.


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Tide Pool
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(Date Photographed: 13:13:03 Friday 10 November 2017)
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A tide pool exhibit on a cold overcast day in Oregon. Notice how bundled up the visitors were, and unwilling to immerse their hands in chilly exhibit water.


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