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

Return of the Sea Otter


Due to the incoming storm, the John H. Ostrom Series talk, "Return of the Sea Otter," by Todd McLeish, scheduled for this evening at 5:30pm, is postponed. Sorry for the inconvenience.

With Todd McLeish


Thursday, November 15, 2018 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).