Nature's Narrators: The 2018-2019 John H. Ostrom Series

Return of the Sea Otter

With Todd McLeish

Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 5:30 pm
Yale Peabody Museum
 
Free admission
 
The adorable, furry sea otter, unique to the West Coast, is an indicator species for the health of the Pacific coastal ecosystem. These appealing marine mammals were hunted to near extinction in the 18th and 19th centuries. They have now returned in big numbers, but still face threats, both natural and man-made.
 
Join science writer Todd McLeish as he recounts tales of his journeys from California to Alaska to track the status, health, habits, and viability of sea otters from his book Return of the Sea Otter: The Story of the Animal That Evaded Extinction on the Pacific Coast (Sasquatch Books).
 
Book signing to follow. Proceeds support educational initiatives at the Yale Peabody Museum (books are price-matched to Amazon).