About the Authors

A team of six leading scientists, led by Dr. Tim Tinker, evaluated key dimensions of a proposed sea otter reintroduction, including source population dynamics, habitat suitability, ecological considerations, social and economic impacts, legal requirements, logistics, and more. (Photographed in order of mention L-R)

M. Tim Tinker 
Dr. Tim Tinker, principal author; Research Wildlife Biologist, U.S. Geological Survey (retired); Adjunct Professor, University of California, Santa Cruz; Nhydra Ecological Research

James A. Estes
Dr. James Estes, contributing author; Ecologist, U.S. Geological Survey (retired); Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of California, Santa Cruz

James L. Bodkin
Dr. James Bodkin, contributing author; Research Wildlife Biologist (retired), U.S. Geological Survey Alaska Science Center

Shawn Larson
Dr. Shawn Larson, contributing author; Curator of Conservation Research, Seattle Aquarium

Michael J. Murray
Dr. Mike Murray, contributing author; Jane Dunaway Director of Veterinary Services, Monterey Bay Aquarium

Jan Hodder
Dr. Jan Hodder, contributing author; Emeritus Professor, University of Oregon, Institute of Marine Biology