Events Science and Conservation of Sea Otters

Webinar: December 17th, 7:00pm

The Plight of Oregon’s Kelp Ecosystem, Sea Otters, and our Plan

Join Board President Bob Bailey and Director of Outreach John Goodell for an introductory webinar about the Elakha Alliance. We will discuss the origins of the Elakha Alliance, conservation issues surrounding the kelp ecosystem, and why sea otter reintroduction may be an important conservation tool. December 17th at 7:00pm

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Science and Conservation of Sea Otters

Meet the Dream-Team!

One of our most important goals of 2021 is the completion of the Feasibility Study. We are thrilled to announce this is now in the hands of a powerhouse team of six leading scientists! This third-party study will evaluate key dimensions of a proposed sea otter reintroduction, including: source populations and population dynamics, habitat suitability, ecological considerations, social and economic impacts, legal requirements, logistics, and more.

Meet the team:

  • Jim Bodkin, retired  Research Wildlife Biologist with the US Geological Survey Alaska Science Center 
  • Jim Estes,  ecologist and Distinguished Professor Emeritus at USGS & University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Jan Hodder, Emeritus Professor, University of Oregon Institute of Marine Biology
  • Shawn Larson, Curator of Conservation Research at the Seattle Aquarium 
  • Mike Murray, Senior Veterinary Scientist, Jane Dunay Director of Veterinary Services, Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Tim Tinker, Research Wildlife Biologist with the Western Ecological Research Center of the U.S. Geological Survey, and an adjunct Professor at UC Santa Cruz