California Sea Otters

Everyone loves sea otters — they’re entertaining, interesting, and just so darned cute! But there’s a lot we might not know about these marine animals who populate our coastal areas. Sea otters are an “indicator species” for environmental health, and need our help to thrive. Once thought extinct, their numbers are still closely watched.  Sea Otter Conservationist and Marine Biologist Jim Curland talks about these fascinating ocean inhabitants — accompanied by a “must watch” slide show of sea otter photos. (Photos courtesy of Larry Rosier and Cindy Tucey).

Everyday Action: Don’t flush kitty litter as it may contain a deadly pathogen that harms sea otters. Dispose of kitty litter in trash receptacles instead of flushing it down the toilet.

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