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Sea Otters Expand to S.B.

From Shore to Sea Lecture Series

When: Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: S.B. Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Wy., #190, Santa Barbara

Cost: Not available

Age limit: All ages

Categories: Lectures

Description:

Sea otters historically were found from southern Alaska to Baja California. Before commercial hunting in the 18th century, approximately 16,000 sea otters lived in California. By 1914, the California population had declined to about 50 individuals. Currently, approximately 2,700 individuals occur primarily north of Point Conception in Central California. Sanders' presentation will provide information about the recent return of southern sea otters to portions of their historic range in Southern California waters. The southern sea otter has been listed as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act since 1977.

Phone: 805-962-8404

Event posted Oct. 21, 2008
Last updated Jan. 11, 2010

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