Thursday, November 17, 2005

Scientists Otter Know Better

Biologists in California have been trying to take the pressure off some commercial endeavors by relocating the native sea otter population. It seems they like to feed on the shellfish that some commercial divers are also after. They would move them from Santa Barbara to Moneterey. Then the otters would wind up back in Santa Barbara a couple of weeks later.

Biologist Greg Sanders (presumably not of CSI fame):

"This concept of taking animals and putting them in one place and expecting them to stay where we want them ... wasn't really working," said Sanders, 44, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist.
All I can think of is, "Well, duh."

Here is the CNN article, in it's entirety.


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