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Science Sundays | Seymour Marine Discovery Center Online

October 18, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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Science Sundays | Seymour Marine Discovery Center Online

Sharing Space with Sea Otters with Gena Bentall, Director and Senior Scientist, Sea Otter Savvy

Returning to the California coast from the brink of extinction, sea otters are coming home to a coastline fundamentally altered by the expansion of human activity. Research has largely been focused on the acute threats to sea otter population recovery—oil spills, sharks, and disease—but, recently, more insidious impacts have been studied. Namely, that some of humans’ favorite recreation places and the essential habitat of sea otters overlap in many “hot spots” of disturbance.

(Photo credit: Gena Bentall)

Please join Gena for this special Sea Otter Awareness Week Science Sunday to learn why sea otters matter, why sea otters need protection, and how recreational activities such as kayaking, SCUBA diving, photography, or walking on the beach can impact them.

Register in advance for the online Science Sunday webinar.

Science Sunday is for everyone interested in the world around them. Recommended for ages 10 and older.

Virtual Science Sundays are offered at no charge with preregistration. Please consider supporting the Seymour Center by becoming a member or making a donation today. Thank you!


October 18, 2020
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Seymour Marine Center – Online
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