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Type: Report (published)

Title: An assessment of abundance and growth of the sea otter population (Enhydra lutris) in British Columbia.

Extended Title: Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat Research Document 2005/094

Date: 2005

Author(s): L.M. Nichol, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Pacific Region; L.C. Watson, Malaspina University College; G.M. Ellis, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Pacific Region; J.K.B. Ford, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Pacific Region

Publisher: Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Description: Sea otters were re-introduced to British Columbia from Alaska between 1969 and 1972. The first population count was made in 1977. Since 1988, field surveys have been undertaken using small boat or helicopter, to determine sea otter population abundance and trends in British Columbia. Our goal in this study was to assess the survey procedure in use and to obtain current population counts.

Web Site: http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/csas/Csas/Publications/ResDocs-DocRech/2005/2005_094_e.htm

Geographic-general: BC Province

Format: Digital Text File

Language: English