Endangered Species

Special Issue

December 1996

Biology and Status of the Southern Sea Otter

Introduction to the Special Issue: Why Southern Sea Otter

  • by John F. Watson and Terry L. Root

Sea Otter Systematics and Conservation: Which are Critical Subspecies?

  • by C. Gregory Anderson, John L. Gittleman, Klaus-Peter Koepfi, and Robert K. Wayne

Comparative Demography of Sea Otter Populations

  • by James A. Estes, Daniel F. Doak, James R. Bodkin, Ron J. Jameson, Daniel Monson, Jon Watt, and M. Tim Tinker

Montoring the Status of the Wild Sea Otter Population: Field Studies and Techniques

  • by James L. Bodkin and Brenda E. Ballachey

Organochlorine Contaminants in Sea Otters: The Sea Otter as a Bio-indicator

  • by Walter M. Jarman, Corinne E. Bacon, James A. Estes, Mary Simon, and Ross J. Norstrom

The Risk of Disease and Threats to the Wild Population

  • by Nancy J. Thomas and Rebecca A. Cole

Recovery Under the Endangered Species Act

Overview of the Legislative Mandates and the Agencies Responsible for Implementation of Southern Sea Otter Protection Under the Endangered Species Act

  • by Jamie Rappaport Clark

Evaluating Attempts to Reintroduce Sea Otters Along the California Coast Line

  • by Carl Benz

The Second Sea Otter Recovery Plan

  • by Carl Benz

Assessing the Threat of Oil Spills to Southern Sea Otters

  • by Michael L. Bonnell, R. Glenn Ford, and Allan J. Brody

Does "Sanctuary" Mean Secure?

  • by Rachel T. Saunders

The Role of Friends of the Sea Otter in Resource Protection

  • by Ellen Faurot-Daniels and Donald C. Baur

The Role of Rehabilitation and Captive Management in Sea Otter Conservation

The Role of Rehabilitation in Sea Otter Conservation Efforts

  • by Thomas D. Williams and Terrie M. Williams

Oiled Wildlife Care for Sea Otters and Other Marine Animals in California: A Government, University, Private Sector, Non-Profit Cooperative

  • by David A. Jessup, Jonna A.K. Mazet, and Jack Ames

Safeguarding Diversity: Challenges in Developing a Genome Resource Bank for California Sea Otter

  • by Julie A. Long, Shawn E. Larson, and Samuel K. Wasser

Sea Otters in Captivity: The Need for Coordinated Management as a Conservation Strategy

  • by E. Jean Brennan and John Houck

A Complex Chromosome Rearrangement in the Karyotype of a Wild-Caught Male Sea Otter

  • by Deborah A. Duffield, Jan Chamberlin-Lea, and James E. Antrim

Recovery under the Marine Mammal Protection Act and Beyond

The Law Governing Sea Otter Conservation

  • by Donald C. Baur, Allison M. Meade, and Lisa M. Rotterman

Estimating the Historical Abundance of Sea Otters in California

  • by Douglas P. DeMaster, Catherine Marzin, and Ron J. Jameson

The State of California's Role in the Conservation of Sea Otters and Other Aquatic Resources

  • by Fred Wendell

Saving the Sea Otter Population in California: Contemporary Problems and Future Pitfalls

  • by Glenn R. VanBlaricon
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This Special Issue of the ESU is Dedicated to:

Mollie H. Beattie

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director, 1993-1996.

She combined her role as the chief steward of America's fish and wildlife programs with her compassionate belief that people were an inseparable part of the natural environment.

(Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska)

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