Potential contact between northern elephant seals and sea otters
is one possibility; elephant seals' summer feeding ranges and breeding areas along the Northeast Pacific coast overlap with areas where the Washington sea otter
population is distributed (1).
We're specifically amped about our partnership with the Sea Otter
Classic and to add momentum and scale to the fabulous video storytelling cycling enthusiasts are already so good at.
Before the fur trade exploded, scientists estimate, as many as 300,000 sea otters
roamed northern Pacific shores, from Japan and Russia to Alaska and Baja California.
Gray-haired sea otter
'Eddie' has been shooting hoops to try and relieve his arthritic joints.
An alluring idea," they write, would be to sell the carbon indirectly sequestered by the sea otter
protected kelp forest "as a way to pay for their reintroduction and management or to compensate losses to shell fisheries from sea otter
The removal of predators like sharks and sea otters
, bass and wolves has consequences," said David Garrison, director of NSF's Biological Oceanography Program, "not only for these species, but for all of us.
Sammy the sea otter
-- who is, of course, from Saskatchewan -- loves to snow ski, slide, snowshoe, swim and snorkel.
Douglas Burn, the Alaska Sea Otter
Program Leader in the Service's Marine Mammals Management Office, can be reached at douglas_burn@fws.
Otter Land manufactures and sells sea otter
plush animals locally year round, but most are sold during the summer months when the Water World park opens for water shows and rides.
From Kodiak, Baranov moved some four hundred miles northeast, near Yakutat, in search of new sea otter
populations to exploit.
With this ruling, the FWS is taking a crucial step to avert the extinction of this sea otter
population, which has experienced a drastic rate of decline.
A sea otter
had somehow lost its way and ended up dead on Shi Shi Beach.