Study shows potential for a sea otter resurgence in SF Bay


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Research by EOS Center scientists suggests otters could thrive in wetlands like those in the Bay Area.

San Francisco Bay has seen a recent resurgence in marine mammal species, and new research by a team including San Francisco State University scientists suggests that there might be room for one more. Sea otters, the study shows, would find widespread food and habitat in the Bay — and could perhaps spread to other estuaries, too.

“We’re seeing that this is a paradigm that needs to shift — that estuaries are a good place for sea otters to live,” explained study co-author Katharyn Boyer, a professor of biology at San Francisco State’s Estuary and Ocean Science (EOS) Center. 

Read more at SF State News.