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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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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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Volunteer training coming up!

Looking for an excuse to spend time on the coast this summer? The Otter Project & Monterey Coastkeeper are recruiting volunteers for MPA Watch! MPA Watch is a new program coordinated by The Otter Project and Monterey Coastkeeper and is … Continue reading

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Otter Walk 2010

  I was at the grocery store the other day, and posted at the register was a big sign with balloons and flowers suggesting I think of the administrative professional in my life on administrative professional day. A wave of … Continue reading

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Ocean inspiration

Last week the Fish and Game Commission met in Monterey. The Otter Project & Monterey Coastkeeper staff spent the better part of two days in the ballroom of the Beach Resort in Monterey (which sounds more glamorous than it actually is), speaking … 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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