Western Exposure

Sea otters rebounding in WA

By July 22, 2009March 19th, 2015No Comments

KUOW correspondent Tom Banse reports that sea otters, once hunted to extinction in the Pacific Northwest,  are making a solid comeback after being re-introduced 40 years ago. Banse also touches on what’s becoming a bit of a problem: Fishermen are unhappy that the protected marine mammals eat razor clams and other shoreside delicacies with impunity. The otters were reintroduced along the Pacific coast in Olympic National Park, and are now expanding their range inland and south along the coast.

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