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- Bouley, Paola; Isadore, Megan; Carroll, Terence
- Northwestern naturalist 2015 v.96 no.1 pp. 1-12
- Lontra canadensis; Salmonidae; Vibrio; carnivores; coasts; ecological restoration; freshwater; habitats; keystone species; mortality; pathogens; waterfowl; California
- ... We present results from the first-ever study of populations of the North American River Otter, Lontra canadensis, in coastal habitats of the San Francisco Bay Area, California. Historically extirpated from the region, wild populations of this sentinel carnivore appear to have made a recovery in recent years. Utilizing a citizen-science network paired with field investigations in 2012 and 2013, we ...