News tagged with otters

Sea otters promote recovery of seagrass beds

Scientists studying the decline and recovery of seagrass beds in one of California's largest estuaries have found that recolonization of the estuary by sea otters was a crucial factor in the seagrass comeback. ...

Aug 26, 2013
4.9 / 5 (8) 1 | with audio podcast

Salmon can sniff out predators

Salmon know when their most common predator is around, because they can tell that it's eaten salmon before, new research shows. Young fish can do this too, even if they've never encountered that particular ...

Sep 13, 2011
3.7 / 5 (3) 0 | with audio podcast

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 ...

Sep 13, 2010
5 / 5 (3) 0 | with audio podcast