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Sea Otter

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California Tax Check-Off >>

In 2006, Defenders of Wildlife worked with California lawmakers to pass legislation that would establish the California Sea Otter Fund for sea otter research through a voluntary tax donation check-off box on state tax forms.
 

Sea Otter Educational Materials >>

Are you a teacher or youth group leader looking to explore sea otter biology and conservation with your class? Defenders of Wildlife has something that will help you do just that.
 

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Floating effortlessly on their backs just off the Monterey Bay coast, dozens of dozing sea otters are soaking up the warm southern California sun.
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The Golden state is home to millions of wild birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles and fish that need our help.
Sea otters, © Tony Trupp
Win for Wildlife
Sea otters in California received some great news in September 2011 as Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation re-establishing the California Sea Otter Fund, the main source of funding for sea otter research and conservation efforts in the Golden State.