Where Did That Sea Otter Go?: Tracking Sea Otters in California

Greg Sanders and Nicole LaRoche lead a talk about sea otters' role in California history, their brush with extinction, recovery of the species, and efforts to learn more about these fascinating creatures that are returning to the Central Coast.

When: Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, 7 p.m.

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

Cost: Free

Age limit: Not available

Categories: Lectures


Greg Sanders, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Pacific Region Marine Mammal Specialist. Nicole LaRoche, U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Field Technician Coordinating Sea Otter Research

Greg Sanders worked for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from 1987 to 2005, where he served as the southern sea otter recovery coordinator and helped implement the southern sea otter translocation plan. He now works for the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management serving as the Pacific Region’s marine mammal specialist. Nicole LaRoche has been tracking sea otters along the California coast for the past three years. Her work with the U.S. Geological Survey provides a better understanding of how sea otters interact with their environment.

Co-presented by the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, Santa Barbara Zoo, U. S. Geological Survey, and the Friends of the Sea Otter as part of the 10th annual Sea Otter Awareness Week, September 23 – 29, 2012. Visit

Phone: 805-682-4711

Event posted Sept. 6, 2012
Last updated Sept. 6, 2012


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