Otters of the World

With greater awareness and support the IOSF will be able to do more on the world stage to conserve otters - PROCEEDS FROM THE SALE OF THIS BOOK WILL GO TO THE IOSF.

Otters of the World

This is an introduction to the magical world of otters with many wonderful photos and distribution maps for each species. The Asian small-clawed otters, often found in zoos, or the sea otter, well-known for lying on its back cracking open shells, may be familiar to many but there are many more fascinating species. Having worked for over 20 years on otter conservation the authors want to share their enthusiasm and passion for these animals. Each species is listed in the IUCN Red Data List and yet little attention is given to their predicament. The illegal wildlife trade in otters is huge not just for furs and body parts but as pets. In some parts of the world otters are disappearing rapidly and unless urgent action is taken they will be gone forever. It is hoped the book will increase awareness and support for the work of the IOSF (International Otter Survival Fund) which is battling the threat of extinction to several species. Otters stand at the top of the food chain on both land and water so they are an ideal indicator of a healthy environment. With greater awareness and support the IOSF will be able to do more on the world stage to conserve otters as exemplified by the Hairy-Nosed Otter which was rediscovered and helped having been thought extinct. This type of conservation work is vital because so often the plight of otters is overlooked for other high profile species such as tigers and elephants. Proceeds from the sale of this book will go to the IOSF."

Ethology and Behavioral Ecology of Sea Otters and Polar Bears

Otter. Clade. Mustelidae is a monophyletic group that appeared in the fossil record ~35 Mya and is considered the ... The basal clade in Lutrinae includes the Old World river otters from Eurasia and Africa (Aonyx, Lutrogale, Lutra, ...

Ethology and Behavioral Ecology of Sea Otters and Polar Bears

Sea otters and polar bears are carnivorous marine mammals that still resemble their terrestrial ancestors. Compared with Cetacea (whales and dolphins), Sirenia (dugongs and manatees), and Pinnipedia (seals, sea lions, and walrus), they are less adapted for an aquatic life and the most recently evolved among marine mammals. Sea otters are amphibious but seldom come ashore, and polar bears primarily occur on sea ice or along the shore. When at sea, both species spend most of their time swimming at the surface or making short, shallow dives when foraging or pursuing prey. Indeed, polar bears rarely pursue seals in water. Nevertheless, polar bears are powerful swimmers and will stalk seals from the water. As with many other large carnivores, they are solitary hunters. Although sea otters are gregarious and form aggregations at sea called rafts, they are primarily asocial. Except during mating, the principal interaction among sea otters occurs between a female and offspring during the six-month dependency period. In large carnivores (e.g., wolves and lions) that feed on ungulates, sociality and cooperation are favored because of the need to capture large prey and defend carcasses. Polar bears, which are the largest terrestrial carnivore, are solitary hunters of seals and are neither gregarious nor social. Males and females briefly associate during courtship and mating. During this time, males aggressively compete for females. At other times, males generally avoid each other except for aggregations of males that form while summering on land, and females with cubs avoid males, which are known for infanticide. As with sea otters, the interaction of polar bears outside of mating occurs between a female and her offspring during the 2-3 year dependency period. This interaction is critically important when altricial cubs are born in the winter den. This book provides new insight into the ethology and behavioral ecology of sea otters and polar bears. Each chapter reviews the discoveries of previous studies and integrates recent research using new techniques and technology. The authors also address historic and current anthropogenic challenges for their survival as climate change alters entire marine ecosystems.

Otters For Kids

A popular British series, Redwall, uses them a lot as good guys. Another place that the otter shows up, is in the book Wind in the Willows, which is a beloved story about a toad, an otter, and other creatures.

Otters For Kids

Table of Contents Introduction What is an otter? What kinds of otters are there? Where do otters live? The history of otters and humans European otters North American river otters Smooth-coated otters Marine otters Sea otters Conclusion Author Bio Publisher Introduction Otters have long been a favorite animal of many people. They live throughout the world, and populate the world of fiction as well. A popular British series, Redwall, uses them a lot as good guys. Another place that the otter shows up, is in the book Wind in the Willows, which is a beloved story about a toad, an otter, and other creatures. The otter has always come across to humans as cute, as well as entertaining. They are fast swimmers, and have been popular on the internet for their habit of holding on to each others' paws when out at sea or something of the sort. But there's more to otters than just being cute or being a good character in a book. Not only is there more than one kind of otter, there are also many different facts about them most people don't know. Read on and find out!

Otter This World

D 1 www Otter World Th Animal Jokes ! MEE HEE HA HA HA ! Edited by Hugh Morous Written By Ms. S. Marty 0. and Hillary Ess Illustrated by Jo K. Ster Panz. Anial Joks m e Writn by M te s. S. Front Cover.

Otter This World

This book is turtle-y hilarious! Featuring all kinds of animals from ducks and dinosaurs to sheep and snails, kids won't be able to get enough of these seal-y jokes. Tons of real facts about animals ensure kids will be learning as they laugh.

St Nicholas

always sure of having his otter , whether he got so active and difficult to kill as the common otter , any fish or ... bly be a great many more otters in the world than which is very valuable , and they are probably not there are now .

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Wildlife Research Problems Programs Progress

Specific responsibilities involve studies of marine mammals , preparatory and curatorial work on the world's largest collection of North American bird and mammal ... As far as known , “ Gus ” is the only captive sea otter in the world .

Wildlife Research Problems  Programs  Progress


Sea Otter Conservation

... other parts of the sea otter's range, we focus on debates in California and Southeast Alaska because they provide a compelling contrast between two very different prevailing views of sea otters and, by extension, the natural world.

Sea Otter Conservation

Sea otters are good indicators of ocean health. In addition, they are a keystone species, offering a stabilizing effect on ecosystem, controlling sea urchin populations that would otherwise inflict damage to kelp forest ecosystems. The kelp forest ecosystem is crucial for marine organisms and contains coastal erosion. With the concerns about the imperiled status of sea otter populations in California, Aleutian Archipelago and coastal areas of Russia and Japan, the last several years have shown growth of interest culturally and politically in the status and preservation of sea otter populations. Sea Otter Conservation brings together the vast knowledge of well-respected leaders in the field, offering insight into the more than 100 years of conservation and research that have resulted in recovery from near extinction. This publication assesses the issues influencing prospects for continued conservation and recovery of the sea otter populations and provides insight into how to handle future global changes. Covers scientific, cultural, economic and political components of sea otter conservation Provides guidance on how to manage threats to the sea otter populations in the face of future global changes Highlights the effects that interactions of coastal animals have with the marine ecosystem

Explore My World Sea Otters

In this charming picture book, little kids will learn all about sea otters, including their social behavior, communication, diet, and, of course, playtime!

Explore My World Sea Otters

In this charming picture book, little kids will learn all about sea otters, including their social behavior, communication, diet, and, of course, playtime! These engaging Explore My World picture books on subjects kids care about combine simple stories with compelling photography. They invite little kids to take their first big steps toward understanding the world around them and are just the thing for parents and kids to curl up with and read aloud.

Pathologic Findings in Stranded Marine Mammals A Global Perspective

published: 26 February 2021 doi: 10.3389/fmars.2021.630582 Causes of Mortality of Northern Sea Otters (Enhydra lutris kenyoni) in Alaska From 2002 to 2012 Kathleen Ann Burek Huntington1*, Verena Ann Gill2,3, Amanda M. Berrian4, ...

Pathologic Findings in Stranded Marine Mammals  A Global Perspective

This project is posthumously dedicated to Dr. Gregory Dana Bossart. Whether you knew him as colleague, mentor, friend, family member or simply ‘knew of him’, you could not help but be awestruck by his dedication, intelligence, thoughtfulness, work ethic and passion for scientific inquiry, especially for conservation of the marine environment Many of his publications were seminal in marine mammal health, including infectious, environmental and zoonotic diseases. As we collected manuscripts for this special Frontiers edition, it was heartwarming to hear the comments from contributors. So many research scientists, field biologists and veterinarians could easily have given up and said, ‘I just can’t do this now’, especially with the added challenges posed by the current COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, contributors from around the world were determined to contribute to this collection because of their inspiration and shared commitment with Greg’s vision. The love and admiration within the marine community for Greg is phenomenal. With that said, we would be remiss if we did not say a few words about Greg as a mentor and friend. Greg had a knack for helping students realize their abilities and pursue their own independent contributions to the marine mammal community. He shared in their successes and worked tirelessly to facilitate their aspirations. Greg would involve students, early-career scientists and colleagues in projects, introduce them to collaborators and promote them and their work. Greg was a genuinely caring person. When he asked you ‘how are you doing’, he honestly wanted to know. He was always there, ready to listen and provide guidance. If you were to ask Greg what was most important to him in life, he would say God, family and marine life (and one could argue that he had a special fondness for manatees). He believed in the beauty of nature and that God had a hand in all of it. He was in pursuit of ensuring that we all share this earth responsibly and sustainably. We miss Greg dearly, but honor and celebrate him as we carry on in our pursuits.

Otters

His sensitive observations show much wisdom and care for these attractive creatures, and convey great personal insight into the world of the elusive otter. ISBN 0-948661 -44-5 90000 9 780948"66 14401 ! - . i.

Otters

Widely known for their playful charm, otters are also stealthy predators, specially adept at catching prey in the water. Though once widespread throughout the country, they are now an endangered species, in habiting the more remote or undisturbed areas of rivers and coasts.

World Atlas of Biodiversity

Earth's Living Resources in the 21st Century Brian Groombridge, Martin D. Jenkins, Martin Jenkins ... Two New World otters in the family Mustelidae , the sea otter Enhydra lutris from the north temperate Pacific coast and the marine ...

World Atlas of Biodiversity

Global biological diversity, ecosystem diversity.

Investigation of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Prince William Sound Alaska

Sea Ottens Eocon contracted with Sea World Marine Research Center for sea otter rehabilitation , and their otter rescue effort began ... It started with two boats crewed by a Cordova veterinarian with experience handling otters .

Investigation of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill  Prince William Sound  Alaska


Welcome to the World of Otters

Describes the physical characteristics, behavior, and habitat of both sea otters and river otters.

Welcome to the World of Otters

Describes the physical characteristics, behavior, and habitat of both sea otters and river otters.

Sea Otters

An examination of sea otters in a Pacific World context and an exploration of how this iconic sea mammal once defined the world’s largest oceanscape.

Sea Otters

An examination of sea otters in a Pacific World context and an exploration of how this iconic sea mammal once defined the world’s largest oceanscape.

Children s Magazine Guide

( Theme of issue ; all about sea otters ; includes photographs , illustrations , map , and posters ) Zoobooks Mar '05 fc - 17 OTTERS - FICTION Otter Play ... ( The story behind Ötzi , the world's oldest fully preserved body ) P.G.Bahn .

Children s Magazine Guide


Steller s Island

Where otters are missing from the undersea world, urchins proliferate, thin out the canopy-forming kelps, and totally change the character of the near-shore marine world. A seascape without otters can be rich with animals like urchins, ...

Steller s Island

* Introduces a naturalist and explorer who predated Lewis and Clark and John Muir * Examines the historical legacy of the man whose name graces the Steller's jay, Steller sea lion, Steller's eider, and more * Places Steller's journey in context for today, following the impact of his discoveries to the present In 1741, a Russian expedition ship captained by Vitus Bering carried the first scientist to set foot anywhere on the western half of North America. Georg Steller would introduce the world to the staggering wealth and diversity of life of the North Pacific, providing the first European accounts of the sea otter, sea lion, northern fur seal, native Alaskan Chugach people, and more. Steller's Island is a fascinating tale of the rewards and perils of exploration in this era. It is about the courage of scientific curiosity, even in uncharted waters, alien lands, and desperate circumstances, including storms, scurvy, and shipwreck. Steller traveled deep into the wild with little on his back. In the one day Bering permitted him to explore Kayak Island along the southern Alaskan coast, he catalogued more than one hundred previously unknown plants. He was the only European naturalist to see the spectacled cormorant alive and his is our one and only account of the now extinct Steller's sea cow. In accounts of the Chugach and Aleut people, Steller was the first scientist to hypothesize an Asian origin for Native Americans. The crew of the St. Peter credited him with their lives: His novel prescription of wild greens cured their scurvy, and his knowledge of sea mammals and Native hunting techniques meant food for the starving.

The World s Work

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The World s Work


The Giant Otter

Treat yourself to a book that will transport you to a place like nowhere else on earth, where you explore the wilds of the Amazon from your own garden.” —Cayocosta 72 “An intimate, educational and a dedicated love letter to the Giant ...

The Giant Otter

The aptly named giant otter is exceptionally well adapted to life in rivers, lakes and wetlands in tropical South America. Known in Spanish as lobo del rio or 'river wolf', it can be as long as a human is tall, and is the most social of the world's thirteen otter species. Each individual is identifiable from birth by its pale throat pattern, as unique as your fingerprint. Giant otters are top carnivores of the Amazon rainforest and have little to fear… except man. There are many reasons why scientists and tourists alike are fascinated by this charismatic species. Spend a day in the life of a close-knit giant otter family and you’ll realize why. Learn about their diet and hunting techniques, marking and denning behavior, and breeding and cub-rearing strategies, including shared care of the youngest members. Become familiar with the complex life histories of individual otters over their 15-year lifespans. And accompany a young disperser during the trials and tribulations of a year spent looking for a mate and a home of its own. Although giant otters have few natural enemies, they became the target of the international pelt trade in the 1940s, and by the early 1970s had been hunted to the brink of extinction. Today, illegal hunting is a minor hazard. So why is the giant otter still endangered? Find out about current threats to the species and discover how a variety of conservation actions are benefiting the otters over the last decades. Then be a part of the solution by acting on the steps we can all take to help further giant otter conservation.