94% Decline In Aleutian Islands Sea Otter Population

"We aren't aware of any mammalian decline of either this magnitude
or geographic extent. It's really kind of mind boggling, actually."

- Tim Tinker, Marine Ecologist, University of California, Santa Cruz

Sea otter with arms folded floating on its back in Aleutian Islands. Photograph courtesy U. S. Fish and Wildlife, Alaska.
Sea otter with arms folded floating on its back in Aleutian Islands. Photograph courtesy U. S. Fish and Wildlife, Alaska.

February 7, 2001  Santa Cruz, California -

Changing Environment and Impact On Animals

­ The past ten years have been the warmest in a thousand years; the Arctic ice cap has shrunk over the past three decades to about half the size it was.

 

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