Category Archives: Outreach and Awareness

Sea Otter Pup Euthanized — Let us know what you think

The news that a sea otter pup was euthanized by sea otter rescuers from Monterey Bay Aquarium touched many people.  This is the sad reality of the decisions wildlife care professionals must wrestle with all the time.  It is a … Continue reading

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What role do sea otters play in combatting Climate Change?

Yes, you read that right. Climate Change. Last week, I read about a new study by two UC Santa Cruz researchers that suggests that sea otters undoubtedly influence the carbon cycle, CO2 storage, by limiting sea urchin populations which allows … Continue reading

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Otters remain in harm’s way of H.R. 4043 – Bill hearing before Full Natural Resource Committee

Last week, southern sea otter conservation dodged a bullet as House Bill H.R. 4043 was not included as an amendment to H.R. 4310 – National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 in the Armed Services Committee Hearing. This is … Continue reading

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House Subcommittee Hearing on H.R. 4043 hits the Target

House Bill H.R. 4043 had its day before the House Natural Resource Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs on April 19th.  The witnesses before the committee to provide testimony were: Donald Schregardus, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy … Continue reading

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H.R. 4043 – The bill that could destroy southern sea otter recovery efforts.

April 19th 2012 marks a critical day for southern sea otter recovery efforts and the future health of California’s marine ecosystem. It is a day where we reach a fork in the road and we need your help in continuing … Continue reading

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If it happened here….The legacy of the Exxon Valdez Disaster

MONTEREY, CA – On the eve of the 23rd anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Prince William Sound and in the shadow of the Deep Water Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, we should pause and reflect … Continue reading

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Otters on the move

In the past few months you may have heard or read about rare sea otter sightings off San Diego and Laguna Beach. It has been decades since sea otters were seen off the coast of southern California and we are … Continue reading

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