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House Subcommittee Hearing on H.R. 4043 hits the Target

House Bill H.R. 4043 had its day before the House Natural Resource Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs on April 19th.  The witnesses before the committee to provide testimony were: Donald Schregardus, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy … Continue reading

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If it happened here….The legacy of the Exxon Valdez Disaster

MONTEREY, CA – On the eve of the 23rd anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Prince William Sound and in the shadow of the Deep Water Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, we should pause and reflect … Continue reading

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Otters on the move

In the past few months you may have heard or read about rare sea otter sightings off San Diego and Laguna Beach. It has been decades since sea otters were seen off the coast of southern California and we are … Continue reading

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US Fish and Wildlife Service opens Public Comment Period to End No Otter Zone

On Friday, August 26, 2011, the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) opened the 60 day public comment period on their proposal to end the 24-year-old southern sea otter translocation program and to abolish the otter management zone. This is … Continue reading

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Overfishing, climate change and superhero sea otters

They’re cute, they eat sea urchin, and NOW they can save us against climate change.  Are sea otters the superhero of the marine mammal world, or what? In case you needed another reminder of why sea otters are awesome…they could … 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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Federal Judge finds government must take action

You may have already heard our news that a Federal Judge ruled in favor of sea otters last week in our lawsuit to end the no otter zone.  As we noted in an earlier post, the government’s response to our … Continue reading

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