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Remembering Exxon Valdez

3/27/2014 // By Daniel Hubbell

Twenty-five years ago, the oil tanker Exxon Valdez crashed into a reef in Prince William Sound, Alaska. Eleven million gallons of oil contaminated over 11,000 square miles of ocean and shoreline. In just the first few days, the death toll …

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7 Wildlife Photo Tips to Never Forget

7/8/2013 // By Guest Author

This guest post by Jim Goldstein is sponsored by I’ve always felt great wildlife photography mapped well to the Chinese proverb “the journey is the reward.” While I obviously enjoy seeing the end result of my wildlife photography outings I …

Sea otter in pup relaxing in Morro Bay (photo by Beth Pratt)

Marine Mammal Mania!

2/25/2013 // By Beth Pratt-Bergstrom

Along California’s 840 miles of coastline, you can view a wonderful array of marine mammals. And the sightings recently have been unprecedented, from what might be the largest pod of gray whales ever spotted off the coast of Palos Verdes …

Sea otter mom and pup

Photo of the Day: Sea Otter Mother and Pup

1/2/2013 // By Rachel Faulkner

Photo by Donald Quintana See more of Donald Quintana’s photos on Flickr >> Your Photo Could Be Here We want one of your nature photos to be the next Photo of the Day! Share your images with our Flickr group …

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Sea Otters: More than Just a Cute Face

9/19/2012 // By Robyn Carmichael

One of the many benefits of living in Santa Cruz, California was the up-close and personal encounters with wildlife. Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the redwood forest, the Central Coast is an ideal spot to view a rich diversity …

Antarctic Fur Seal Pups

15 Adorable Wildlife Puppies for National Puppy Day

3/21/2012 // By Kristin Johnson

Ask anyone who knows me, and they’ll tell you that two of my favorite things are: 1) wildlife and 2) puppies. When I’m not at work helping protect the first, I can most often be found hanging out with my …

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California Sea Otter Population Declining

3/7/2011 // By Miles Grant

Scientists say California sea otter numbers are falling for new reasons that aren’t fully understood.

How Cap & Trade Would Help Wildlife (Or: Cap Pollution, Trade Otters!)

7/15/2010 // By Miles Grant

Over at The New Republic’s The Vine, Brad Plumer discusses how sea otters make the case for capping carbon pollution & allowing trading of pollution permits: Let’s say Congress enacted a cap-and-trade system and pollution permits were selling for about …