Raft of sea otters, Monterey Bay, CA

The Southern Sea Otter: A ‘Threatened’ Species Now for 36 Years

California’s southern sea otter was officially listed as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act on January 14, 1977.  36 years later and counting, their conservation status remains unchanged and their future remains uncertain.  Despite decades of protection, the southern sea otter population’s growth has stalled and the species shows few signs of recovery. Learn [...]

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Get the Facts About the Diablo Canyon Sea Otter Research Project

Q&A provided by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.  You can download the PDF here: http://www.fws.gov/ventura/species_information/so_sea_otter/docs/Questions and Answers about Diablo Canyon Sea Otter Research.pdf   1. Under what authority is the sea otter research being conducted? The U.S. Geological Survey and its research partners—the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, the [...]

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Seaotters.com is dedicated to raising awareness about California's threatened sea otters and the role research plays in the species recovery and conservation. It's a collaboration of the Monterey Bay Aquarium, U.C. Santa Cruz, U.C. Davis, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, among others. Seaotters.com is also home of the world's first HD live stream of southern sea otters in the wild.