Wednesday, February 6, 2013

A Project for Otters

Possibly the most adorable face in the marine mammal world is the California sea otter.  After barely surviving the years when they were hunted to near extinction, the otter was protected.   "Legal protections allowed the population to grow. The California population increased to 2,400 in 1995 before mysteriously beginning to decline. It began to grow again in 1999, and has grown in fits and starts until 2009, when the population entered another decline," according to The Otter Project

 The Otter Project is a volunteer nonprofit that   "protects our watersheds and coastal oceans for the benefit of California sea otters and humans through science-based policy and advocacy," reads the group's mission statement.

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