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September 20, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

VIRTUAL EVENT: Seymour Marine Discovery Center “Sharing Space with Sea Otters”

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Seymour Marine Discovery Center
100 McAllister Way
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States

Details
September 20, 2020
Starts at 1:30 pm and ends at 2:30 pm
Overview

Returning to the California coast from the brink of extinction, sea otters are coming home to a coastline fundamentally altered by the expansion of human activity. Research has largely been focused on the acute threats to sea otter population recovery—oil spills, sharks, and disease—but, recently, more insidious impacts have been studied. Namely, that some of humans’ favorite recreation places and the essential habitat of sea otters overlap in many “hot spots” of disturbance.

Please join Gena for this special Sea Otter Awareness Week Science Sunday to learn why sea otters matter, why sea otters need protection, and how recreational activities such as kayaking, SCUBA diving, photography, or walking on the beach can impact them.

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