Articles Tagged With ‘sea otters’

California sea otter snatching surfboards, evading capture

By JOSH FRIEDMAN An aggressive, surfboard-snatching sea otter swimming off the coast of Santa Cruz is posing problems for California officials, while avoiding captivity and simultaneously capturing the national spotlight. [Surfer] Over the past few weeks, the otter dubbed “841”... (Continue reading)

Parasite killing California sea otters, could pose threat to humans

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A rare strain of a parasite has killed four sea otters in California, and researchers warn it could pose a threat to humans, too. [New York Post] Scientists from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW)... (Continue reading)

Reward offered in search for sea otter killer

A $20,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the capture of person or persons responsible for fatally shooting three sea otters off the Central Coast. In mid-August, the bodies of two juvenile males and one adult male otter... (Continue reading)

Twin sea otters born in Morro Bay

A sea otter in Morro Bay gave birth to rare twin pups about a week ago bringing researchers and photographers to Morro Rock. [Wired] The mom and siblings can be seen floating near a kelp bed by Morro Rock. The... (Continue reading)

Scientists to test sea otters’ reaction to seismic tests

Wildlife biologists and researchers have arrived in San Luis Obispo County to tag sea otters with surgical implants to measure the effects of the planned PG&E seismic testing on sea creatures. [SLO Tribune] The study consists of capturing and tagging... (Continue reading)