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The California Sea Otter Stranding Network is part of the USGS effort to monitor southern sea otters (Enhydra lutris nereis) and provide data to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.



HOW TO REPORT A STRANDED SEA OTTER

If you find a DEAD sea otter in California, please confirm it is above the high tide line, note its exact location, take a digital photo (or 2 or 3) and contact one of the following:

Range-wide:

Brian Hatfield
USGS
brian_hatfield@usgs.gov
805.927.3893

Mike Harris
CDFG
mikeharris@ospr.dfg.ca.gov
805.772.1135

Santa Cruz/Monterey Areas

Colleen Young
CDFG
cyoung@ospr.dfg.cs.gov
831.212.7010

Michelle Staedler
Monterey Bay Aquarium
mstaedler@mbayaq.org
831.648.4840

San Francisco Area

California Academy of Sciences
Dead Marine Mammal Hotline
415.321.8006

Santa Barbara Area

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
mberman@sbnature2.org
805.682.4711 x 320

If you find a LIVE stranded sea otter, contact:

Monterey Bay Aquarium
831.648.4840

or

The Marine Mammal Center
415.289.7325



Updated 2012.08.03

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