Sea Otter Symposium—Third Day

October 7, 2021 - 1:30 PM
Elakha Alliance

Sea otter at sea.\Photo by Lilian Carswell.
Sea otter at sea.\Photo by Lilian Carswell.

The Elakha Alliance, which is working toward the potential restoration of sea otters to Oregon’s coastal waters, hosts its second annual online symposium on Oct. 5-7.  The focus of this year’s conference will be the key findings in the scientific Feasibility Study draft the group recently released.

The sea otter science symposium, free and open to all, continues on Thursday, Oct. 7, at 1:15 p.m.  (See separate listing for Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s activities.)

Speakers include Dr. Shawn Larson on genetic considerations for translocating otters and the conservation benefits (1:30 p.m.); Dr. Jan Hodder on the Oregon coast’s habitat suitability for sea otters (2 p.m.); and Dr. Tim Tinker on sea otter population modeling and recovery scenarios (2:30).  All presenters will hold a Q&A session at 3:30 p.m. to conclude the symposium.

A $10 registration fee is requested. To register for the symposium or learn more about the event, go here.