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.

 

Links:

Sarah’s recently published scientific paper on End Lactation Syndrome

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