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An overview of the status and preservation of sea otter populations

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1. The Conservation of Sea Otters: A Prelude Shawn Larson and James L. Bodkin 2. Natural History, Ecology, and the Conservation and Management of Sea Otters James A. Estes 3. Historic and Contemporary Status of Sea Otters in the North Pacific J.L. Bodkin 4. Challenges to Sea Otter Recovery and Conservation Brenda E. Ballachey and James L. Bodkin 5. Sea Otter Conservation Genetics Shawn Larson, Katherine Ralls and Holly Ernest 6. Evaluating the Status of Individuals and Populations: Advantages of Multiple Approaches and Time Scales D.H. Monson and L. Bowen 7. Veterinary Medicine and Sea Otter Conservation Michael J. Murray 8. Sea Otters in Captivity: Applications and Implications of Husbandry Development, Public Display, Scientific Research and Management, and Rescue and Rehabilitation for Sea Otter Conservation Glenn R. VanBlaricom, Traci F. Belting and Lisa H. Triggs 9. The Value of Rescuing, Treating, and Releasing Live-Stranded Sea Otters Andrew Johnson and Karl Mayer 10. The Use of Quantitative Models in Sea Otter Conservation M. Tim Tinker 11. First Nations Perspectives on Sea Otter Conservation in British Columbia and Alaska; Insights into Coupled Human-Ocean Systems Anne K. Salomon, Kii'iljuus Barb J. Wilson, Xanius Elroy White, Nick Tanape and Tom Mexsis Happynook 12. Shellfish Fishery Conflicts and Perceptions of Sea Otters in California and Alaska Lilian P. Carswell, Suzann G. Speckman, and Verena A. Gill 13. Conservation in Practice Linda M. Nichol 14. Synopsis of the History of Sea Otter Conservation in the United States Glenn R. VanBlaricom

About the Author

Dr. Shawn Larson received her Ph.D. from the University of Washington School of Aquatic and Fishery Science, has been the Curator of Conservation Research at the Seattle Aquarium for 22 years, and has been studying shark biology and ecology for 14 years. Dr. Larson has published over 50 peer-reviewed scientific papers and abstracts on the biology and ecology of marine animals. Dr. Larson has organized and run international shark conservation workshops for over 12 years and is currently a member of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Northeast Pacific Shark Specialist Group tasked with defining the conservation status of all shark species in the northeastern Pacific.

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