Understanding Sea Otter Population Decline: Causes and Solutions

Throughout history, there have been several concerning periods when sea otter (Enhydra lutris) populations have faced dire circumstances. While most of these periods of decline happened in the past and were overcome, there are still present-day concerns about certain sea otter populations. The current sea otter population crisis is a multifaceted environmental issue that demands a comprehensive understanding of its causes, effects, and the solutions being implemented. In this article, we’ll provide an important analysis that delves deeper into the factors impacting these crucial…

Sea otter effects on Washington nearshore marine environment

Sea otter effects on Washington’s nearshore ecosystems – a new thinking

Our funding award to Seattle Aquarium and Zachary Randell The Seattle Aquarium was successfully awarded a funding grant to purchase a remotely operated vehicle, ROV and its accompanying equipment, during the 2020 grant cycle.  We are proud and excited to have assisted them in the initial stages of this research to investigate the possibility that sea otters can assist the resilience of marine ecosystems, especially those along the outer coast of Washington. Sea otter effects on Washington’s nearshore ecosystems – a new thinking The…

Our 2020 Grant Awards

Announcing  Grant Awards for sea otter science, conservation & education Proudly funding and working with these organizations and universities to bring about change for sea otters and sea otter habitat. Alaska SeaLife Center: sea otter nursery improvements & medical equipment for sea otter rehabilitative care Seattle Aquarium: studying Microplastics in sea otter feces & food-potential impacts on otter health Research studies from these university graduate students: Kyle Shanebeck, University of Alberta, Investigating sea otter inflammatory response to intestinal parasites Richard Grewelle, Stanford University;   Development…