Tag Archives: Sea otter press

CALIFORNIA COASTAL COMMISSION GIVES GREEN LIGHT TO END THE ‘NO-OTTER’ ZONE

June 15, 2012 California Coastal Commission finds that proposed termination of southern sea otter translocation program is consistent with California Coastal Act               Huntington Beach, CA—By unanimous vote, the California Coastal Commission yesterday confirmed … 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 no otter zone gets national attention

If you haven’t seen it already, the no otter zone got wide popular attention in the news this weekend. Although I cringed when I read the title “Hungry sea otters move into fishermen’s territory“, I found the rest of the … Continue reading

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Marine mammal hostility in the news

Sometimes when I say I work for The Otter Project I get the response, “Awwwwww–who DOESN’T love sea otters?” Fishermen and poachers, that’s who. I got two articles in my google news alert today about marine mammals being shot–not a … Continue reading

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Sea otter tracking thwarted by theft

A sea otter radio tracking device being used to track Olive the Otter (of facebook fame) was reported stolen. The tracker belongs to the Department of Fish & Game, and was being used to keep track of Olive’s movements and … Continue reading

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Sea otters in cyberspace

Our friends over at the Oiled Wildlife Care Network gave a shoutout for sea otter assistance on the Oiled Wildlife Care Network Blog. Also, if you check out some of their older articles, they offer a fascinating glimpse into the … 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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