News tagged with otter populations

What droppings can tell us

If you want to find out about the shy Eurasian otter, its droppings are a fascinating source of information. By isolating DNA from otter droppings – known as spraint – researchers can not only identify individual animals ...

dateJun 22, 2015 in Ecology
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Otters on road to recovery in Andalusia

Improved environmental conditions have enabled the otter (Lutra lutra) to spread in Andalusia over the past 20 years. However, the recovery of populations of this mammal has been "relatively" slow, and in some areas the impact ...

dateMar 07, 2011 in Ecology
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California sea otter numbers drop again

(PhysOrg.com) -- After a decade of steady recovery, the southern sea otter--a federally listed threatened species--is in decline for the second year in a row, according to the latest population survey by U.S. Geological Survey ...

dateAug 03, 2010 in Ecology
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