A simulated translocation of sea otters, Enhydra lutris, with a review of capture, transport and holding techniques

Ames, Jack A. and Hardy, Robert A. and Wendell, Frederich E. (1986) A simulated translocation of sea otters, Enhydra lutris, with a review of capture, transport and holding techniques. Long Beach, CA, California Department of Fish and Game, (Marine Resources Technical Report, 52)

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Abstract

A number of techniques and pieces of equipment judged necessary for the translocation of sea otters were field tested. Captures were accomplished with either a scuba diver operated capture device (Wilson trap), a surface set tangle net or a dip net. A portable floating pen proved very satisfactory for simultaneously holding at least ten otters for several days. Commercially available pet transport kennels, with the capability of holding water, were adequate for maintaining the otter's pelage in good condition during a transport of approximately five hours duration. Subsequent observations indicated no apparent stress related dispersal. (17pp.)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: A simulated translocation of sea otters, Enhydra lutris, with a review of capture, transport and holding techniques
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Ames, Jack A.
Hardy, Robert A.
Wendell, Frederich E.
Series Name: Marine Resources Technical Report
Number: 52
Date: 1986
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; transport; California
Subjects: Biology
Item ID: 719
Depositing User: Joan Parker
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2008 14:28
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 21:41
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/719

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