Slow it Down! 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...
Did You Know Sea Otters Can Eat Birds?

Did You Know Sea Otters Can Eat Birds?

Southern sea otters feed primarily on benthic invertebrates, such as sea urchins, abalone, crabs and snails, but they have been occasionally observed eating birds.  There are documented cases of cormorants, western grebes, surf scoters, common loons, and gulls being...
Sea Otters Need Our Help!

Sea Otters Need Our Help!

Sea Otters Need Our Help! California’s southern sea otter has been listed as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act since 1977.  35 years later and counting, their conservation status remains unchanged and their future remains uncertain.  Despite...