Boat strikes kill sea otters

Slow it Down! Boat Strikes Kill Sea Otters.

Anthropogenic (human-caused) sources of sea otter mortality include gun shots, entanglement, entrapment, and boat strikes.  Although these causes of mortality are relatively uncommon, this category is the most preventable source of sea otter deaths in California. Of these human-caused sources of mortality, boat strike is likely the most unintentional and unnoticed, but is easily avoidable […]

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