Category Archives: General Information

Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink.

March 22nd gives us time to stop and reflect on one of the most important issues facing humanity in the 21st century—water and how we manage it. World Water Day is an opportunity to discuss a topic that many of … Continue reading

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Sea otters where are you?

“I’ve got a groomer,” Michelle calls out. I look over the top of my binoculars to see which direction she’s pointing, and try to focus in the same way. Nothing but kelp, a few cormorants, and the dizzying rolling of … Continue reading

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Clarification on sea otter status

People all over the country are talking about sea otters, thanks to the press coverage of our annual sea otter status report! We’ve gotten all sorts of expressions of concern and support for the sea otter, for which we are … Continue reading

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Sea otter population is in trouble

The Otter Project released its sea otter status report today, based on the 2009 spring count and stranding information from throughout the previous year. You can read the report in full by following the link above. Although two indicators showed … Continue reading

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Oiled wildlife volunteer training

This last year I had the opportunity to participate in an in depth training as part of an oiled bird response team through the International Bird Rescue Research Center (IBRRC). The training was intense, and required a lot of committment, … Continue reading

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Weekly roundup

It was a busy week here at The Otter Project–there’s a lot of movement in the oceans and some big projects impacting sea otters and their habitat will be coming down the pipes soon. This Thursday I attended the Southern … Continue reading

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Wear Blue for the Oceans Day

  Can’t figure out what to wear? Want to save the oceans? On January 13th you can take care of BOTH of these pressing problems with Wear Blue for the Oceans Day! A coalition of citizen activists and conservationists across the country … Continue reading

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Sea otter strandings–up or down?

Every month we get an update of how many otters were found dead on beaches throughout the range. Sea otter strandings are one of several indices of how well the population is doing. It’s hard to tell from any one … Continue reading

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Sea otter bill may see movement before the year is out

Now that it’s hit the Senate, we’re waiting for news on when the Sea Otter Recovery and Research Act will gain speed again. A contact in DC suggested that it might get some movement before the year is out, which … Continue reading

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Otter Safety is No Accident–a follow up

In our Fall 2009 newsletter we listed the FWS enforcement numbers to report otter harassment. We also noted that you can notify any agent authorized to enforce wildlife laws, such as Sanctuary enforcement officers or the CA Department of Fish … Continue reading

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