Tag Archives: sea otter 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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Dance of the sea otter–a documentary

This is a delightful little documentary about sea otters in Canada. It has lovely footage of otters, the beautiful Canadian coastline, and my favorite line describing the bottom of the sea: “a fantastic bouillabaisse of life”.  The film also asks some hard questions … 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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Sea otter pelts in traditional handicrafts–what do you think?

  As you may have heard, we’re putting together a sea otter themed art exhibition in honor of Sea Otter Awareness Week, The Otter Zone. I’ve been calling far and wide for sea otter themed or inspired art, and have … Continue reading

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Old fashioned sea otter

I absolutely love old fashioned animal illustrations, and I found this great sketch of an otter on land on Wiki Commons, which, if you’re not familiar with it, is a database of freely usable data files, all in the public … Continue reading

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Home sweet home for sea otters

Often, when reading blogs and researching photos, I find that folks are a little confused about sea otters and where they live.  So I thought I would try to set the record straight about the locales of our beloved salt … Continue reading

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