Southern Sea Otter.  Photo by Sean Bogle.

Southern Sea Otter. Photo by Sean Bogle.

Episode Summary:

walrusOur 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.



Sarah’s recently published scientific paper on End Lactation Syndrome

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