Posted by Steve Shimek on March 14, 2005 at 21:50:15:
In Reply to: why Nick? posted by Roger on March 14, 2005 at 21:41:05:
Actually it wasn't disease. The 1982 Southern Sea Otter Recovery Plan considered that a large oil spill was the greatest threat. The experimental population at San Nic was meant to:
1) Provide 'reserve' in case of an oil spill.
2) Was meant to provide otters for additional translocations.
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