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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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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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The Otter Project in the news

We’ve made it into the media frenzy surrounding the not so good news that sea otter populations are in decline. Today’s coverage was pretty widespread, with front page stories in the Monterey Herald and the San Francisco Chronical, as well as … Continue reading

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Sea otter survey results don’t look good

USGS released the results of the Spring 2009 sea otter survey today, and the numbers are not ideal. Surveyors counted 2654 otters, which is a 3.8% drop from 2008’s count. The really bad news is that this count caused the … Continue reading

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