Posted by Steve on December 18, 2002 at 13:19:06:
In Reply to: Believe it or not, otters, but different thoughts. posted by seahunt on December 17, 2002 at 14:53:44:
"Say you take the opposing view that otters should re-establish themselves in
their ancient range."
After researching their history the location to ancient range theory seems something worth considering. Has this been introduced and discussed before? They are struggling to survive in finding a niche in their current environment even with man's extensive help and protection. They seem to be a displaced species that has become obsolete. The modern fisherman on scuba can dive, harvest or prune the kelp forest for greater productivity than the work of an otter. I haven't really formulated a hypothesis but I've enjoyed kicking around some thoughts about them. There is a real nice exhibit at the AOP with three otters if anyone wants to check them out up close and personal.
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