Category Archives: Sea Otter Status

Good news! Annual Sea Otter Count for 2012 is up

Monterey, CA –The U.S. Geological Survey’s Western Ecological Research Center (USGS-WERC) released their annual sea otter survey count for 2012 this week and the news is good.  The results were presented with cautious optimism since “the southern sea otter population … Continue reading

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A Foggy Situation – Weather Thwarts Annual Survey Of Threatened Sea Otter

On September 23, the US Geological Survey (USGS) announced that unfavorable weather conditions prevented their annual California sea otter population survey[1]. For the first time in more than two decades, inclement weather prevented researchers from collecting aerial observation data used … 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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