Fact Sheet
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.
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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 a sea otter trunk that will help you do just that.
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In the Magazine
With their expressive faces and soft, furry bodies, sea otters exude charisma. But when it comes to survival, cute and cuddly doesn’t always cut it.
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During Sea Otter Awareness Week, learn about how important these marine mammals are to the ecosystems in which they live, and what you can do to help them survive.
Success Story
In December 2012, after much outreach from Defenders and our supporters, the "no otter zone" is finally no more.