The Natural Laboratory: California Sea Otters: A Gap in the Point Reyes Ecosystem

Point Reyes National Seashore


Once abundant along the entire west coast of North America, sea otters were hunted to the brink of extinction. A small population has recovered off the coast of central California, yet they have failed to expand their range. Cassandra Brooks interviews Tim Tinker and Jim Estes to find out why visitors at Point Reyes will not likely see California sea otters today.