It probably sounds exciting to save sea otters for a living–and it can be. But let’s be honest. Most days are spent at my desk. It’s one of the hazards of being a policy wonk–even if you’re a policy wonk that specializes in sea otters.
Even policy wonks love a good field day though. Today was one of those days when I remember what it’s all about. From one thousand feet above it.
With support from Lighthawk, an organization that provides really cool and helpful volunteer pilots to fly environmentalists around looking at things they couldn’t see otherwise, we did our first aerial survey of the coast today for our new program MPA Watch.
It was fantastic.
You can read about the details of the program on our website. I’ll let the pictures say the rest.