News tagged with otters

Study shows best places to protect marine mammals

(AP) -- From sea otters to blue whales, marine mammals are under stress from climate change, ocean acidification, hunting and other threats. Researchers have identified 20 important sites around the world ...

dateAug 01, 2011 in Ecology
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New light on otter mystery

(PhysOrg.com) -- The solitary and mysterious lives of British otters are being uncovered by Cardiff scientists – thanks to help from the public.

dateJul 19, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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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 im ...

dateMar 07, 2011 in Ecology
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Freshwater toxins to blame for sea otter deaths

A potent toxin produced by bright-green blooms of freshwater bacteria has been flowing into the ocean and poisoning sea otters, according to a team of investigators led by scientists at the California Department ...

dateSep 13, 2010 in Environment
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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. ...

dateAug 03, 2010 in Ecology
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Sea Otters' Diet is Clue to Slow Recovery

(PhysOrg.com) -- UC Davis researchers trying to understand the sea otter's slow recovery in California have found an important clue: Some sea otters feed almost exclusively on animals that raise their risk of being infected ...

dateFeb 12, 2009 in
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