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CALIFORNIA SEA OTTER:
Sea otters are distinguished by their thick fur, consisting of two layers, an undercoat and longer guard hairs. Due to their beautiful fur, sea otters in California are a threatened species due to the hunting for their fur. The sea otters were hunted almost into extinction, as the fur trade nearly wiped them out.
Persecution of Sea Otters
Circumventing the MMPA to hunt Alaskan sea otters
MARCH 30, 2014 AND MAGAZINE IN SPECIES
Legislation as "A vicious cycle of… placat[ing] the fishing industry."
A mother sea otter wraps her pup in kelp; other sea otters wrap themselves in kelp, too, as they rest. A group of sea otters are floating on their...
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