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Sea Otter Conservation

Sea Otter Conservation
Author : Shawn E. Larson,James L. Bodkin,Glenn R VanBlaricom
Publisher : Academic Press
Release Date : 2014-12-23
Category : Science
Total pages :468
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Sea otters are good indicators of ocean health. In addition, they are a keystone species, offering a stabilizing effect on ecosystem, controlling sea urchin populations that would otherwise inflict damage to kelp forest ecosystems. The kelp forest ecosystem is crucial for marine organisms and contains coastal erosion. With the concerns about the imperiled status of sea otter populations in California, Aleutian Archipelago and coastal areas of Russia and Japan, the last several years have shown growth of interest culturally and politically in the status and preservation of sea otter populations. Sea Otter Conservation brings together the vast knowledge of well-respected leaders in the field, offering insight into the more than 100 years of conservation and research that have resulted in recovery from near extinction. This publication assesses the issues influencing prospects for continued conservation and recovery of the sea otter populations and provides insight into how to handle future global changes. Covers scientific, cultural, economic and political components of sea otter conservation Provides guidance on how to manage threats to the sea otter populations in the face of future global changes Highlights the effects that interactions of coastal animals have with the marine ecosystem

Sea Otter Rescue

Sea Otter Rescue
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Owlkids
Release Date : 2016
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Total pages :44
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Explores how orphaned sea otters are cared for at the Alaska SeaLife Center.

Sea Otters

Sea Otters
Author : Isabelle Groc
Publisher : Orca Book Publishers
Release Date : 2020-04-28
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Total pages :128
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Sea otters once ruled the Pacific Ocean, but the fur trade of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries brought this predator to near extinction. Today they’re slowly coming back from the brink, and scientists are learning more about their pivotal role as one of nature’s keystone species. This book looks at the history, biology, behavior and uncertain future of sea otters. Author and photojournalist Isabelle Groc takes us into the field: watching sea otter rafts off the British Columbia coast from a kayak, exploring what makes their fur coats so special, understanding how their voracious appetites are helping kelp forests thrive and, ultimately, learning how sea otters are leaving their mark (or paws) on every part of the ecosystem. They might be one of the most adorable creatures in the ocean, but kids will discover how their survival is key to a rich, complex and connected ecosystem.

Sea Otter Conservation

Sea Otter Conservation
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 2000
Category : Sea otter
Total pages :59
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Sea Otters

Sea Otters
Author : Richard Ravalli
Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
Release Date : 2018-12
Category : History
Total pages :228
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More than any other nonhuman species, it was the sea otter that defined the world's largest oceanscape prior to the California gold rush. In addition to the more conventional aspects of the sea otter trade, including Russian expansion in Alaska, British and American trading in the Pacific Northwest, and Spanish colonial ventures along the California coast, the global importance of the species can be seen in its impact on the East Asian maritime fur trade. This trade linked Imperial China, Japan, and indigenous Ainu peoples of the Kurile Islands as early as the fifteenth century. In Sea Otters: A History Richard Ravalli synthesizes anew the sea otter's complex history of interaction with humans by drawing on new histories of the species that consider international and global factors beyond the fur trade, including sea mammal conservation, Cold War nuclear testing, and environmental tourism. Examining sea otters in a Pacific World context, Ravalli weaves together the story of imperial ambition, greed, and an iconic sea mammal that left a determinative imprint on the modern world.

Return of the Sea Otter

Return of the Sea Otter
Author : Todd McLeish
Publisher : Sasquatch Books
Release Date : 2018-03-20
Category : Nature
Total pages :272
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A science journalist's journey along the Pacific Coast from California to Alaska to track the status, health, habits, personality, and viability of sea otters--the appealing species unique to this coastline that was hunted to near extinction in the 18th and 19th centuries. These adorable, furry marine mammals--often seen floating on their backs holding hands--reveal the health of the coastal ecosystem along the Pacific Ocean. Once hunted for their prized fur during the 1700s and 1800s, these animals nearly went extinct. Only now, nearly a century after hunting ceased, are populations showing stable growth in some places. Sea otters are a keystone species in coastal areas, feeding on sea urchins, clams, crab, and other crustaceans. When they are present, kelp beds are thick and healthy, providing homes for an array of sealife. When otters disappear, sea urchins take over, and the kelp disappears along with all of the creatures that live in the beds. Now, thanks to their protected status, sea otters are making a comeback in California, Washington, and Alaska.

Sea Otters

Sea Otters
Author : John A. Love
Publisher : Fulcrum Pub
Release Date : 1992
Category : Nature
Total pages :148
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A guide to the natural history of the sea otter covers evolution, anatomy, life history characteristics, feeding habits, the fur trade, and conservation efforts

Otters

Otters
Author : Hans Kruuk
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release Date : 2006-08-17
Category : Nature
Total pages :265
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Otters are highly charismatic and popular animals of very considerable concern to conservationists worldwide. There is a real need for an affordable, well illustrated and appealing text that also contains substantial factual information. This book will build on the reputation of Kruuk's landmark monograph of the European Otter (Wild Otters) published by OUP in 1995. Furthermore, its broader scope to include all otter species should lead to a deeper synthesis that will greatly expand the book's overall relevance and potential readership.

Otters: Ecology and Conservation

Otters: Ecology and Conservation
Author : C. F. Mason,S. M. Macdonald
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release Date : 2009-02-12
Category : Nature
Total pages :248
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This book focuses on the European otter, describing its life history, including fresh information and providing details of survey methods and the state of populations throughout the range. Otters have decreased substantially in numbers and range during the present century through a combination of pollution, habitat destruction and direct persecution. The otter, at the top of the food chain, is a vulnerable animal in a vulnerable environment - the river - and can be seen as an indicator of a healthy environment; a good otter population indicates a properly functioning river ecosystem. The research of the authors highlights the fact that successful conservation of this familiar though elusive animal depends upon public education and sympathy as much as upon detailed ecological knowledge. This account will appeal to amateur naturalists, teachers of natural history and biological sciences and students of animal ecology and conservation. It also provides an important reference for professional conservationists and wildlife biologists.

Serendipity

Serendipity
Author : James A. Estes
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release Date : 2016-05-17
Category : Science
Total pages :256
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"Many of the findings in the book . . . are classics of ecology. . . . A rare and delightful insight into timely science."—Jane Lubchenco, Nature "Estes's refreshing narrative deftly weaves rigorous science with personal reflection to create an absorbing and introspective read that is equal parts memoir, ecological textbook, and motivational guidebook for young ecologists."—Science To newly minted biologist James Estes, the sea otters he was studying in the leafy kelp forests off the coast of Alaska appeared to have an unbalanced relationship with their greater environment. Gorging themselves on the sea urchins that grazed among the kelp, these small charismatic mammals seemed to give little back in return. But as Estes dug deeper, he unearthed a far more complex relationship between the otter and its underwater environment, discovering that otters play a critical role in driving positive ecosystem dynamics. While teasing out the connective threads, he began to question our assumptions about ecological relationships. These questions would ultimately inspire a lifelong quest to better understand the surprising complexity of our natural world and the unexpected ways we discover it. Serendipity tells the story of James Estes’s life as a naturalist and the concepts that have driven his interest in researching the ecological role of top-level predators. Using the relationships between sea otters, kelp, and sea urchins as a touchstone, Estes retraces his investigations of numerous other species, ecosystems, and ecological processes in an attempt to discover why ecologists can learn so many details about the systems in which they work and yet understand so little about the broader processes that influence these systems. Part memoir, part natural history, and deeply inquisitive, Serendipity will entertain and inform readers as it raises thoughtful questions about our relationship with the natural world.

Saving Sea Otters

Saving Sea Otters
Author : Elin Kelsey
Publisher : Monterey Bay Aquarium
Release Date : 1999
Category : Nature
Total pages :95
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"Monterey Bay Aquarium's Sea Otter Research and Conservation program"--P. [4] of cover.

Global Otter Conservation Strategy

Global Otter Conservation Strategy
Author : Nicole Duplaix,Melissa Savage
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 2018-11
Category :
Total pages :129
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Otters

Otters
Author : Pat Foster-Turley,S. M. Macdonald,Chris Mason,IUCN/SSC Otter Specialist Group
Publisher : Island Press
Release Date : 1990
Category : Business & Economics
Total pages :126
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Rescuing Rialto: A Baby Sea Otter's Story

Rescuing Rialto: A Baby Sea Otter's Story
Author : Lynda V. Mapes
Publisher : Roaring Brook Press
Release Date : 2019-04-09
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Total pages :40
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"Calling all sea otter fans!" - Kirkus On a sunny August morning in 2016, a baby sea otter was found washed up on the sand. Orphaned and sick, Rialto was taken to the Seattle Aquarium, where his dedicated caretakers nursed him back to health and taught him how to be an otter. Soon, the charming Rialto was stealing hearts as he played with toys made of ide, swam in his very own pool, ate tasty clams, and floated on his back. Learn about the rescue--and how you can help to save this endangered species--in Rescuing Rialto, from the Seattle Times reporter and photographer who chronicled this story as it happened. Just as he captured them, Rialto's sure to steal your heart, too.

The Sea Otter

The Sea Otter
Author : Alvin Silverstein,Virginia B. Silverstein,Robert Silverstein
Publisher : Turtleback
Release Date : 1995-01
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Total pages :64
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Presents a wealth of information about sea otters and efforts to save them