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…

Why Donating to Sea Otter Conservation Matters

While sea otters (Enhydra lutris) are often thought of as charismatic marine mammals admired for their playful behavior and remarkable intelligence, they are also crucial components of their marine ecosystems. However, their populations face significant threats from human activities, environmental changes, and historical hunting. This article delves into sea otter conservation, outlining why it is vital and highlighting the pivotal conservation efforts to help sea otters, including those supported by the Sea Otter Foundation and Trust (SOFT). What Is Sea Otter Conservation? Sea otter…

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Sea Otter Projects Funded for 2024

Sea Otter Foundation & Trust funding grants have impacted sea otter recovery, conservation, and education for several years.  The following sea otter research and conservation projects have been funded for 2024 and they will have significant impacts on shaping sea otter recovery and conservation. Seattle Aquarium – the aquarium has embarked on a multi-year study investigating the resilience of Washington’s nearshore marine ecosystems and whether sea otters help stabilize those ecosystems.  Sea Otter Foundation & Trust funding supported this study from its inception when…