You may have read today that newly released survey data shows once again the California sea otter population is declining.
The fact is, California’s sea otters are dying, and scientists need help to pinpoint the causes before it’s too late. A bill now before Congress, the Southern Sea Otter Recovery and Research Act (H.R. 556), would fund vital research that can help save sea otters—if it gets the votes to pass.
Please take action today to help promote the recovery of sea otters.
Not only an iconic species, this animal also draws millions of visitors and tourist dollars to the coast and maintains the health and vitality of an entire ecosystem. Without this legislation, the threatened southern sea otter population will remain at risk from a single environmental catastrophe, such as a pandemic disease or oil spill.
What you can do?
1. Send a simple electronic letter to your representative and let them know why sea otters and a healthy ocean are important to you.
2. Send the link of this page to anyone you can!
The above information and documents come from the Monterey Bay Aquarium.