Category Archives: Partners and friends

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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Ocean inspiration

Last week the Fish and Game Commission met in Monterey. The Otter Project & Monterey Coastkeeper staff spent the better part of two days in the ballroom of the Beach Resort in Monterey (which sounds more glamorous than it actually is), speaking … Continue reading

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Otter Starz: Featuring Mark Lolik of Monterey Bay Photos

When news of the struggling otter population hits, we get a lot of questions like, “what can people do?” What an opportunity! Unfortunately, it’s a complicated question. The issues that face otters are big. But like all big issues, they … Continue reading

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Otters need protection–government says “don’t hafta”

I attended the first hearing for our lawsuit against the US Fish and Wildlife Service last week in San Jose. Unfortunately no decisions have been made yet, so I don’t have a lot to report regarding the case. I can … Continue reading

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Endangered Neighbors

Those of you who attended last years sea otter art show The Otter Zone might remember this guy: This great shot was featured right in the center of last years’ show. It’s by Sebastian Kennerknecht, a local wildlife photographer who … 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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