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OtterCam New Pup Highlights  

In Featured, OtterCams, Sea Otter by Administrator

The Elkhorn Slough welcomed a new sea otter pup in the last week of December. Thanks to our OtterCam thousands are watched the little one with its mom.  This isn’t the first pup for this mom (otter 3-460) or her first time on the OtterCam either.  We spotted her with a pup around the same time of year in 2014 …

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Citizen Scientists Publish Sea Otter Discovery

In Biological Monitoring, Featured, Research, Salt Marsh, Sea Otter, volunteering by Administrator

Citizen scientists at Elkhorn Slough Reserve have discovered that sea otters spend a surprising amount of time napping on salt marshes. Most research on southern sea otters comes from the rugged open coast of California, because they recovered from a tiny population off Big Sur.  Elkhorn Slough is the first estuary to be thoroughly colonized by sea otters, and volunteer researchers found they behave quite …