Lisa Zaretsky

Lisa Zaretsky is a freelance writer and naturalist who has worked with the California Department of Fish and Game, the National Park Service, and the Elkhorn Slough Foundation. She lives in Aptos, only a few miles from the "cosmic center of the universe."

Eye to Eye with Otters


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.