Category Archives: Otter and Ocean History

Oil persists in environment more than 20 years after spill

A new study by engineering professor Michel C. Boufadel, chairman of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Temple University found large remaining pools of oil remain in gravel-sand beaches in Alaska, near the site of the 1989 Exxon … Continue reading

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Center for Biological Diversity planning to sue government over black abalone

The Center for Biological Diversity issued a Notice of Intent to file suit against the federal government for failing to establish critical habitat for black abalone, which is listed as an endangered species. The black abalone was listed in January of 2009 … Continue reading

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Summing up your thoughts on sea otter fur in traditional crafts

Thanks to those who took the time to comment on our inquiry as to how you felt about the inclusion of handicrafts with sea otter fur by native peoples in our upcoming art show. The comments were thoughtful, and it … Continue reading

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Before the fall–the oceans (and otters) without us

I don’t know about you, but I spend a lot of time worrying about the California sea otter population. It might just be one of the hazards of this particular job, but with constant news of chemical contamination, pathogen exposure, … Continue reading

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