A report on the sea otter, Enhydra lutris L., in California

Wild, Paul W. and Ames, Jack A. (1974) A report on the sea otter, Enhydra lutris L., in California. Long Beach, CA, California Department of Fish and Game, (Marine Resources Technical Report, 20)

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This report discusses in detail findings and observations of 5 years of research on the sea otter population and its relationship to the nearshore marine environment in California. Initial efforts were directed at providing some relief to the commercial abalone fishery in the Cambria - Point Estero area north of Morro Bay. This fishery has subsequently collapsed along with other commercial and sport abalone and sport crab fisheries throughout the sea otter's range due to continued sea otter foraging. Capturing, tagging and translocation studies, censusing studies, examination of sea otter remains, habitat surveys, food habits observations and studies on otters in captivity provide a broad base of information on the expanding sea otter population in California and its effects on resources utilized by man. Recommendations for sea otter management consistent with esthetic, recreational, and commercial uses of marine resources are included in this report. (95pp.)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: A report on the sea otter, Enhydra lutris L., in California
Personal Creator/Author:
Wild, Paul W.
Ames, Jack A.
Series Name: Marine Resources Technical Report
Number: 20
Date: 1974
Publisher: California Department of Fish and Game
Place of Publication: Long Beach, CA
Issuing Agency: California Department of Fish and Game
Uncontrolled Keywords: sea otter; Enhydra lutris; California; Estero Bay; Monterey Bay
Subjects: Management
Item ID: 674
Depositing User: Joan Parker
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2008 21:38
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 21:42
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/674

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