Calif. Sea Otter Deaths Pinned to Freshwater Toxin

GreenWire: A study out from the University of California, Santa Cruz, in coordination with the state Department of Fish and Game blames a freshwater toxin for leaking into the Pacific Ocean and contributing to sea otter mortality in bays and estuaries. Until now, researchers have been puzzled as to why the California sea otter population has been hit hard for the second year in a row. Some have speculated that great white shark attacks, infectious diseases or simple malnutrition could be the ......

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