Innovative Technologies in Sea Otter Research

Sea otters (Enhydra lutris) play a crucial role in maintaining the health and balance of their marine ecosystems. As a keystone species, their well-being is an indicator of the overall health of their habitat. In recent years, innovative technologies have revolutionized the field of sea otter research and monitoring, providing invaluable insights into their behavior, health, and population dynamics. These advancements are vital for the conservation and protection of sea otters, and many have been made possible through the support of the Sea Otter…

Our 2023 funding awardees are working hard for sea otters

Every year we issue funding awards to programs and projects benefitting sea otters to ensure their recovery.  So far, our 2023 recipients have had a productive year and their work continues into the fall. Kansas City Zoo & Aquarium We are excited to announce that the new state-of-the-art aquarium facility at Kansas City Zoo featuring sea otters opened on September 1.  Sea Otter Foundation & Trust’s grant made significant contributions to relocating the sea otters to Kansas as well as provided funding to purchase…

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Why Sea Otters Are So Important to Their Ocean Habitat: The Role of Sea Otters in Ecosystem Balance

Sea otters — with their playful demeanor and iconic appearance — are more than just adorable creatures. They play a crucial role in maintaining the balance of their ocean habitat, making them indispensable to the ecosystem. This article explores the sea otter habitat, the importance of sea otters, and the role of sea otters in the ecosystem. The Sea Otter Habitat The sea otter (Enhydra lutris) is a marine mammal native to the coasts of the northern and eastern North Pacific Ocean and has…