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18th Annual River Otter Citizen Science Project

Talia Rose

  Humboldt State University's River Otter Citizen Science Project is a network that is interested in describing the demography of otters on the coats, wetlands, and watersheds in Humboldt and Del Norte counties. Since 1999, citizens and researchers have collected the records and assessed statuses of otter sightings.

The project is run by Professor Jeff Black and students of HSU's Wildlife Department. One of their main goals is to increase public outreach, and obtain more information for how many otters there are. HSU Wildlife Senior Sheri Harte and Chelsea Stewart-Fusek are involved as research assistants, and stopped by the studio to talk more in depth about the project with Danielle Orr.