Threatened: The Controversial Struggle of the Southern Sea Otter.

Threatened: The Controversial Struggle of the Southern Sea Otter

A Must-See Documentary! After being brought back from the brink of extinction, sea otters are once again in peril. An unprecedented number of sea otter deaths have occurred along the California coast in the last three years. But not everyone wants to support a thriving sea otter population. Otters are at the center of a […]

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Raft of sea otters, Monterey Bay, CA 2012 Year in Review

February 21 On Sea Otters, We Need to See the Big Picture (LATimes op-ed by Dr. James A. Estes)   March 3 Toola, the first otter ever to serve as a surrogate mother for stranded pups and arguably the most important animal in the 28-year history of the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Sea Otter Research […]

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The ‘No-Otter Zone’ is No More

FWS Terminates Southern Sea Otter Translocation Program, Fulfills 2009 Legal Settlement with the Otter Project and Environmental Defense Center Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) published a final rule officially ending the ‘no-otter zone’ encompassing nearly all of the sea otter’s natural range in southern California. In 2009, the Environmental Defense Center (EDC) […]

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About 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. is also home of the world's first HD live stream of southern sea otters in the wild.