Future Directions in Sea Otter Research and Management

REVIEW article Sec. Marine Megafauna Volume 5 – 2018 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2018.00510 Future Directions in Sea Otter Research and Management 1Department of Marine Biology, Texas A&M University at Galveston, Galveston, TX, United States 2Alaska Science Center, United States Geological Survey, Anchorage, AK, United States 3Southwest Alaska Network, National Park Service, Fairbanks, AK, United States 4Seattle Aquarium, … Read more

The Typical Diet of Sea Otters

Science, Tech, Math › Animals & Nature What Do Sea Otters Typically Eat? The Interesting Way These Marine Mammals Source Their Food Share Flipboard Email Print heatherwest / Getty Images Animals & Nature Marine Life Marine Life Profiles Marine Habitat Profiles Sharks Key Terms Amphibians Birds Habitat Profiles Mammals Reptiles Insects Forestry Dinosaurs Evolution View … Read more

Alaska’s Sea Otters Have Individual Eating Habits

Alaska’s Sea Otters Have Individual Eating Habits Sea otters don’t all eat the same things—which makes it more difficult to deduce their effect on prey species like crabs and clams. Article body copy As sea otter populations rebound in the northeast Pacific, shellfish farmers, crab fishers, and others are raising concerns about how their voracious … Read more

Wolves are eating sea otters near Gustavus. What does that mean for the deer?

Biologists are investigating a surprising connection between two animals that aren’t exactly well loved in parts of Southeast. Gustavus locals suspect wolves are picking off deer at a popular hunting spot on an island near the mainland. The wolves started swimming over to feast on the deer about five years ago. But on a recent … Read more