Researchers study how to improve southern sea otter survival

University of Wyoming researchers have been studying how best to bolster the southern sea otter population, which suffers from low genetic diversity and has been further ravaged by Toxoplasma brain disease and others, shark ...

California's sea otter numbers holding steady

When a sea otter wants to rest, it wraps a piece of kelp around its body to hold itself steady among the rolling waves. Likewise, California's sea otter numbers are holding steady despite many forces pushing against their ...

California's sea otter numbers continue slow climb

California sea otter numbers are up, according to the latest population survey led by federal, state, and UC Santa Cruz scientists. The reasons: more pups and the addition of San Nicolas Island sea otters to the population ...

Recovery slows for California's sea otters, 2012 survey shows

The southern sea otter population continues its pattern of tepid recovery, according to the latest population survey led by scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey, UC Santa Cruz, and the California Department of Fish ...