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Research/Monitoring Institutions

  • Institute of Marine Sciences, UC Santa Cruz
  • Marine Mammal Center
  • Marine Mammal Stranding Network
  • Moss Landing Marine Laboratories
  • Southwest Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, La Jolla, CA
  • U.S. Marine Mammal Commission
  • U.S. Marine Mammal Laboratory, National Marine Fisheries Service, Seattle, WA

Local Conservation Organizations

  • Friends of the Sea Otter
  • Monterey Bay Chapter of American Cetacean Society
  • Pacific Cetacean Group

Books/Journal Article

  • Evans, P. 1987. The natural history of whales and dolphins. Facts on File.
  • Reeves, R., B. Stewart, and S. Leatherwood. 1992. Sierra Club Handbook of seals and sirenians. Sierra Club Books. 359 pp.
  • Ridgway, S. and R. Harrison 1981-1989 . Handbook of marine mammals. Vols. 1-4. Academic Press.
  • Riedman, M. and J. Estes. 1990. The sea otter (Enhydra lutris): Behavior, ecology and natural history. U.S. Fish and Wildl. Serv. Biol. Rep. 90 (14).

Internet Resources

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