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The Fantastic Fur of Sea Otters

KQED Science | January 6, 2015 | 1 Comment

The Fantastic Fur of Sea Otters

Sea otters aren’t just cute -- they’re a vivid example of life on the edge. Unlike whales and other ocean mammals, sea otters have no blubber. Yet they're still able to keep warm in the frigid Pacific waters. The secret to their survival? A fur coat like no other.

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Can Sea Otters Make a Comeback in the San Francisco Bay?

KQED Science | September 27, 2013 | 3 Comments

Can Sea Otters Make a Comeback in the San Francisco Bay?

Sea otters once inhabited the San Francisco Bay. Learn about a new study at Elkhorn Slough that holds some hope for re-establishing otters in our estuary someday.

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