Threatened: The Controversial Struggle of the Southern Sea Otter

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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 bitter controversy regarding the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s recent decision to eliminate the ‘No-Otter’ Zone from Southern California waters.

For a fragile species threatened by pollution, infectious diseases, starvation, and competition with fishermen, this is a crucial time for the southern sea otter, as they struggle for survival.







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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.