Video Archive

Explore this collection of videos and short films on sea otters and their ecology (More coming soon)

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https://www.opb.org/article/2021/06/17/superabundant-oregon-purple-sea-urchin/

The Mercury Case in the Los Angeles Public Library’s Digitization and Special Collections department comprises the original documents, proceedings, and letters in the only known case in which a contraband trader on the California coast came to a full trial of which an official record was left. We’ve invited three researchers who have been studying the case to shed more light upon this fascinating history. Cameron La Follette, Oregon independent scholar, and coastal historian will discuss the information gaps in the maritime fur trade with respect to Oregon, a major slice of the Northwest coast that is rarely discussed in documents of the era. Richard Ravalli, professor of History at William Jessup University, will discuss the evolving Pacific World context of the early 19th century that led to the seizure of the Mercury and the production of the manuscript. Julius (Rex) Gurney III, professor of History at William Jessup University, will present on issues surrounding the translation of the document. The language of the document will be put in context of the historical evolution of spoken and written Spanish. (May 12, 2021)
Sea Otter Lighting Talk, Seattle Aquarium (April 22, 2021)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wcy-i_IJH9Y   KQED video 2007 (13 min), on sea otter mortality

https://futureoftheocean.wordpress.com/tag/sea-otter/   Monterey Bay Aquarium article with video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASJ82wyHisE&sns=fb  Sea Otters vs Urchins in Canada’s Kelp Forests 2015 (2:07) Simon Fraser Univ. Pew Fellowship

http://blog.seattleaquarium.org/conservation/recovery-for-sea-otters/  Seattle Aquarium recovery of Washington sea otters 2015 with embedded video https://youtu.be/9TTgaMcTa1I  (41 secs, floating sea otters) from 2010 

Serengeti Rules (PBS Nature) https://watch.opb.org/video/the-serengeti-rules-41dfru/?continuousplayautoplay=true 

Elakha Alliance You Tube Channel:    

2020 Sea Otter Virtual Science Symposium

Keynote Address from Dr. Jim Estes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNv8wWuvooM&t=413s

01 Scott Groth Sea Urchin Biology & Management in Oregon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3UcHQPESMw&t=4s

02 Sara Hamilton Conservation Status of Pycnopodia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_vw6lMeins&t=4s

03 Josh Smith Patchiness in Kelp & Urchin Barrens https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0C5q3hH-_A&t=11s

04 Brent Hughes Effects of Sea Otters Recolonizing Estuaries https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiNwM2VP0wk&t=10s

05 Considerations for Recolonization of Sea Otters in Oregon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2d-gY9Lf2w&t=42s

2018 Oregon Sea Otter Status of Knowledge Symposium

01  Ann Salomon/Barbara Wilson Sea Otters as a Keyston Specie  https://youtu.be/3-PoobUS7nA

02  Lilian Carswell California Population Status and and Conservation Issues https://youtu.be/-l70hvmhEsI

03  Deanna Lynch  Washington Populations Status and Conservation Issues  https://youtu.be/DaHFcjeVkSQ

04  Jim Bodkin  British Columbia Population Status and Conservation Issues https://youtu.be/3RCn89n4u7Y

05  Jim Bodkin  Alaska Population Status and Conservation Issues https://youtu.be/CTy2x-2LRyk

06  Shawn Larson Current Understanding of Sea Otter Genetics  https://youtu.be/h6vaSSrQNvU

07  Bobbi Hall Sea Otters in Oregon, Archeological Evidence  https://youtu.be/Dz9mH40tR74

08  Hannah Wellman  Oregon Coast as Transitional Zone for Sea Otters (subspecies grandient) https://youtu.be/MfKGM4whfXk

09  Sarah Hamilton Kelp Habitat on the Oregon Coast  https://youtu.be/8Tr74fyVfNc

10  Dominique Kone  Revisiting the Oregon Translocations of 1970-71 https://youtu.be/EFyLbB_nBeU

11  Jim Bodkin Lessons Learned about Sea Otter Translocation

Elakha presentation in Gold Beach Mar 10, 2020  https://currycountyvoices.com/programs/

Miscellaneous Videos

2019  https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/sponsorstory/5-facts-you-didnt-know-about-sea-otters 

Selka at MBA   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1WfvC3tqGA

Sea Otter Fur  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zxqg_um1TXI

Sea Otter Fantastic Fur  https://www.pbs.org/video/deep-look-fantastic-fur-sea-otters/

X Sea Otters decoded  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=De8vZW8ws6o

Sea Otters at GA Aquarium 2 otters meet  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4_IJv2zuvQ

When Hardy Met Katmai  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bWwQO9NmwI

Rescued pup at Alaska Sea Life Center  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KDVdCoaopY

Sea Otter Pups’ First Thanksgiving  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bV0aTiay_Uk 

501 Introduced to Tula Mom  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdy7DEhvsVU

Rescued pup   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgzjGUg7zbQ

Nature:  Sea otter behavior   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0OyhHeelyo 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yalEBoVMNk8     Kelp and Urchins

http://oregonstate.adobeconnect.com/p0ptgutrhnlh/  Dominique Kone Masters presentation HMSC December 18, 2019   also Dom’s thesis:  https://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/concern/graduate_thesis_or_dissertations/bv73c622c?locale=en

https://oregonstate.adobeconnect.com/_a827349107/p52xmx1sobvh/?proto=true  Dr. Tim Tinker, HMSC, December 19, 2019  A Question of Scale

2019 Serengeti Rules  https://watch.opb.org/video/the-serengeti-rules-41dfru/?continuousplayautoplay=true

2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRGg5it5FMI  Keystone Species and Trophic Cascades: Sea Otters, Kelp and More (with Bob Paine, Jim Estes) May, 2016 (19:56)   Howard Hughes Medical Institute

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUl_y6QrMUs  Jim Estes lecture on Sea Otters and Kelp (March 2016 at Oregon State University 1:03:15

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXhy1LNqQ60  Apex Predators Sea Otters and Kelp Forests Jim Estes lecture, June 2016  26:50

2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZqVt5WSJVM  Sea Otters: A Natural History Oct 2014 Vancouver Aquarium 1:20:00 Lecture by Jane Watson (begins 4:30)

The Importance of Kelp

http://blogs.ubc.ca/acryforkelp/  UBC video embedded in a blog about Kelp    Jane Watson

https://vimeo.com/112028708   Vimeo  The Importance of Kelp   Jane Watson UBC

BBC:  Forest Guardians  (2012)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYpM-qDNKzs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DIVuTrG3N4  The Impact of Sea Otters (1:44) OneOcean (Monterey Bay kelp recovery) with Steve Palumbi

Restoring Southern California’s Kelp Forests  (2014)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KpA0DY_Wbo 

Sea Otters vs Sea Urchins on Canada’s West Coast  (Pew 2015) with Anne Salomon  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASJ82wyHisE          

Kelp Forests (NOS, 2009)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcbU4bfkDA4

Kelp Forest Biome (2016)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5tMr-7RYsg

Conserving the Pacific Kelp Forest ( 2016) 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xg62WKwA470  Sea Otters: A Keystone Species (summary of threats to sea otters)  Consilience  2:49   2010

https://www.fws.gov/ventura/newsroom/release.cfm?item=347  USFWS Thinking Like an Ocean by Lilian Carswell; great photos and a short video embedded

http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20170619-conservation-success-for-otters-on-the-brink  June, 2017 BBC story on otters worldwide.

https://vimeo.com/220680434  UBC Old Sea Otter skeleton video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jORLckfzD80  California sea otters: a gap in the Point Reyes ecosystem  Oct 2012  (5:14) Good overview of sea otters in ecosystems and specific impact in CA.  Pacific Coast Science and Learning Center, Point Reyes National Seashore.   https://youtu.be/jORLckfzD80 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvfFsC165CY Sea Otters in Elkhorn Slough: A Conservation Success Story  Monterey Bay Aquarium  (3:14)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTIQnnvYbqQ Threatened: The Controversial Struggle of the Southern Sea Otter – Teaser  Palomart Television  January 2013  (4:25)

The Fantastic Fur of Sea Otters/Deep Look  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTIQnnvYbqQ  3:23  KQED 2015

Sea Otters Vs Climate Change 2014   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHOmbAMkCJs   OR  https://ww2.kqed.org/quest/2014/01/14/sea-otters-urchins-kelp-climate-change/ 

Sea Otter Adoption at Monterey Bay Aquarium PBS 2015 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgFHhfEbcn8