Connecting the Dots Between Sick Sea Otters and Land-Based Pollution
About the Upcoming Presentation
Have you ever considered a sea otter as a canary in the coal mine? Sea otters are not only important species for the coastal ecosystem, but they also offer early warning signs of potential risks to humans. These charismatic marine mammals are affected by diseases associated with land-based parasites, fungi, bacteria, nutrients, and toxins. Many of these diseases can be spread through contaminated prey items, such as crabs, clams, and mussels, and are often harmful to humans.
Join Dr. Miller for a special Sea Otter Awareness Week presentation as she shares insights learned from 25 years of southern sea otter conservation work in California.
What is Science Sunday?
Science Sunday is for everyone interested in the world around them. Join us on the third Sunday of every month (except December) for a public lecture from a marine scientist who presents current research and topics in an entertaining and easy-to-understand format, with up-to-date photos, video, and discussion.
- Time: 1:30 PM; lectures are one hour long and include time for a few questions at the end.
- Location: Online; webinar preregistration is required.
- Recommended for ages 10 and older.
September Science Sunday is sponsored by David Morrell, Santa Cruz Real Estate-C21. Thank you for your support!