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.
 

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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