Our guest on today’s show is Sarah Chinn, a master’s student at Sonoma State University who is studying one of our most charismatic marine mammal species – the sea otter.
Sarah recently published a scientific paper about a newly identified disease that is contributing to sea otter mortality called End Lactation Syndrome. I talked with her about the impact that this condition is having on sea otter populations, and about why this species is so important to coastal ecosystems.
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