Mon, 24 July 2023
In this episode of the How to Protect the Ocean podcast, host Andrew Lewin dives into the recent events involving sea otter "841" in the Santa Cruz area. This sea otter made headlines for biting surfboards and "attacking" a surfer, although no one was harmed. The episode explores the behavior of sea otters as wild animals and the need to find a balance between appreciating their cuteness and understanding their natural instincts. Tune in to learn more about the fascinating world of sea otters and what we can do to protect them.
Marine Mammal Commission information on Sea Otters: https://www.mmc.gov/priority-topics/species-of-concern/southern-sea-otter/
Sea Otter bites surfboard: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/jul/12/sea-otter-surfing-santa-cruz-california
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