We tweeted and facebooked in glee as soon as we heard the news, but somehow it slipped my mind to post it here.
At any rate, the Sea Otter Research and Recovery Act passed the House on Tuesday with a vote of 316 to 107. It was passed in conjunction with H.R. 509, for the protection of marine turtles. So a pretty good day for sea life!
The Sea Otter bill was of course sponsored by our very own Sam Farr, who is attributed with this quote: ”If the sea otters are dying, then something else is happening that is very keen to the coastal near-shore environment that affects the well-being of mankind.’
Well said Congressman Farr–now we just have to make it through the Senate!
Thanks for all who supported the bill and took the time to call, write and beg your Rep for support in whatever way you chose. Clearly, it worked!