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Oregon Sea Otters: Once and Future
November 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Presenter: Robert Bailey Once common on the Oregon coast, sea otters were hunted nearly to extinction for their rich fur in the late 1700s and early 1800s. Although they have returned elsewhere, they remain missing on the Oregon coast. What will it take to help them return to Oregon? This talk will explore the history of sea otters in Oregon, their ecological and cultural importance, and the prospects for their return and recovery. It will touch on the mission of the Elakha Alliance, an Oregon non-profit organization devoted to sea otter conservation.