When: Monday, August 27, 2018
What time: 3:30-5:00
Where: Ilahee Preserve
Todd McLeish, Return of the Sea Otter (2018)
Science journalist Todd McLeish journeyed along the Pacific Coast from California to Alaska to track the status, health, habits, personality, and viability of sea otters–-the appealing species unique to this coastline that was hunted to near extinction in the 18th and 19th centuries. Now, thanks to their protected status, sea otters are making a comeback in California, Washington, and Alaska. McLeish writes of the sea otters as a keystone species in coastal areas, providing homes for a wide array of sealife. Their comeback is an indicator of the health of the coastal ecosystem along the Pacific Ocean.