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Elkhorn Slough Foundation

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

The Elkhorn Slough Foundation supports the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, which harbors the largest tract of tidal salt marsh in California outside of San Francisco Bay.

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Otters and Algae and Sharks! Oh No!

October 11, 2010 by R. Adam Chasey

It's safe to say that most Californians harbor a soft spot for sea otters. So two bleak reports this past month concerning the fate of the southern sea otter were met with much dismay. One group of scientists documented a fresh-water toxin that's killing otters downstream, while another found a marked increase in otters killed by sharks.

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When the Mole Whacks Back

July 01, 2009 by John Muir Laws

Find out how a little worm ties together the lives, and deaths, of several ocean animals, from sea otters to surf scoters to the mole crabs that live in great numbers in the sands of many beaches.

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Otters at Elkhorn Slough

July 01, 2007 by Aleta George

At the Moss Landing Marina halfway between Santa Cruz and Monterey, I slip into a kayak and paddle toward Elkhorn ...

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Eye to Eye with Otters

July 01, 2003 by Lisa Zaretsky

Dubbed the cosmic center of the universe by locals, Elkhorn Slough is one of the richest wetlands along the California coast, a magnet for wildlife and humans alike. And the best way to see it all is in a kayak.

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Update: Sea Otter Census Numbers Rise

July 01, 2003 by Sierra Senyak

Since our story went to press, there’s been some good news for the Southern Sea Otter: census numbers for the ...

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