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Reintroduce Sea Otters rehabilitated at Marine mammal centers to the Point Loma Kelp Forrest, San Diego

June 9, 2017

Reintroduce Sea Otters (Enhydra lutris) rehabilitated at Marine mammal centers to the Point Loma Kelp Forrest (Macrocystis pyrifera), San Diego and to the Baja California kelp forests. Baja California kelp forests

Mexico with a border just miles away could be the third nation along with Canada as a partner for the reintroduction of sea otters to Southern California.

There are many who share my dream of sea otters back to the kelp beds off San Diego;

LA waterkeepers

Earth Justice

Lawsuits have overturned rules that permitted the government to remove sea otters from Southern California waters

Ban on Sea Otters from Southern California waters lifted

 

 

Sea Otter Kelp ecology

Our proposed protocols;

experienced older sea otters that find their way into marine mammal recovery centers would along with younger less experienced animals would be released if deemed recovered into the San Diego kelp bed forest.

 

 

 

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