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Extinction Countdown

California sea otter populations sink as research funding dries up

Populations of southern, or California, sea otters (Enhydra lutris nereis) have declined for the second year in a row, including a dramatic drop in births, according to new numbers released by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). At the same time, the money necessary to study and help save the sea otters could soon evaporate amidst [...]

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Stay otter there: California sea otters cross over to the forbidden zone

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Few things in my life have brought me as much joy as watching sea otters play in the waters near Monterey, Calif. So when I heard this week that the frisky yet endangered critters may be slightly expanding their habitat, I figured everyone would think that was good news. Silly me. Once hunted into near-extinction [...]

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Get Your “Awwws” and “Squeees” Here! Wild Sea Otter Cam Delights

Otter 501 and her pup. Image courtesy of Robert Skoals

Most everyone who follows me on social media is aware I have a weakness for two animals: otters and sloths. I’m happy to promote efforts that encourage conservation and well being of these animals. Good news, if you ever desire to infuse your day with adorableness, you can now watch otters in the wild, for [...]

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“It’s so FLUFFEEE!”: Otter 501, A must-see movie!

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This enthusiastic movie line, lifted from the kids film, “Despicable Me“, about an evil villian whose heart is warmed by a trio of young girls who come into his life, is a very appropriate introduction to a movie that animal lovers simply must take time out to see . If you are along the west [...]

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