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U.S. Will Let Otters Roam Along Southern California Coastline

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- 2376 days ago -
After 25 years, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service decided to end its program of relocating the mammals, calling the effort a failure. Fishermen complain.


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John B (185)
Friday December 21, 2012, 5:03 pm
Thanks cal for the link to the article by Kenneth R. Weiss About time. I can't believe that it took 25 years to figure out the program was a failure. Read and noted.


Terry V (30)
Friday December 21, 2012, 5:10 pm
It took them 25 years??? Jeez.........................

Tribute to Otters

Sue H (7)
Friday December 21, 2012, 5:37 pm
Good news indeed.

Stan B (123)
Friday December 21, 2012, 5:47 pm
Happy to hear it. Thanks Cal.

Christeen A (300)
Friday December 21, 2012, 6:01 pm
Yea. This is good news. Thank you.

Nancy Anderson (21)
Friday December 21, 2012, 9:20 pm
Good news :-)

Danuta Watola (1251)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 3:10 am

Past Member (0)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 5:19 am
Thanks for the post.

Theodore Shayne (56)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 8:33 am
Noted & posted

Patricia H. (440)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 8:33 am
noted and shared

Veronique L (209)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 8:34 am
Thanks Cal for sharing these good news!

Kay M (347)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 9:09 am

Sergio P (65)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 9:21 am

Past Member (0)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 9:45 am
Noted. Can't believe it took them 25 years to figure out that an otter free zone wouldn't work. Thanks so much, Cal.

Patrice M (84)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 10:17 am
Mitigation can be disastrous. The homing instincts of some animals cause them to seek out their former natural habitats. This means that a lot of them wind up as road kill on highways as they try to make their way home.

Isabelle J (81)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 12:27 pm
25 Years !

jennifer t (41)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 12:37 pm
Good news but I hope they don't end up being killed by motor vehicles. on the roads

Kate A (10)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 1:09 pm
Done, thank u

Muriel Servaege (53)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 2:01 pm
And it took them 25 years to figure that out! I hope the animals won't end up being run over.

Süheyla C (234)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 2:14 pm

janet f (29)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 3:29 pm
"In a deal with fishermen, the government declared waters south of Point Conception to be off limits to otters."

Did the otters really agree to this or is this just a unilateral decision?

Mary Donnelly (47)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 5:08 pm
Thanks Cal--pleased to read this one.

Dianne D (490)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 7:54 pm
Great news. Otters are so entertaining. We all should have the care free spirit like the otter.

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 2:52 am

Ruth C (87)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 7:05 am
I agree with everyone that said that it took 25 years to understand that its not working.
Maybe they are mentally handicapped?

Jill Vickerman (416)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 7:50 am
Thank goodness, i hate to think hat happened during those 25 years.No offense meant but Fishermen always complain, if they are not complaining about the Otters they are complaining about the seals. I know that they shoot the seals here from their boats, even though its against the law.

Ingrid A (524)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 10:21 am
Even mentally handicapped people probably would understand that its not working.

Petra M (259)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 5:38 pm
Thanks Cal!

Kathleen R (138)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 6:37 pm
noted & read

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Monday December 24, 2012, 4:10 am
Otters are so much fun to watch. they should be honored as teachers of how to enjoy life.

Past Member (0)
Monday December 24, 2012, 12:39 pm
Thanks for the good news. Love these guys...25 years is a long time...but better late than never.
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