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A California sea otter swims just below the surface of...

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Caption: A California sea otter swims just below the surface of Monterey Bay, within the canopy of a giant kelp forest off Monterey, California.
Scientific name: Enhydra lutris
Location: Monterey, California
Copyright: © Chuck Davis / Tidal Flats, Ltd.
Photographer Code: MMOT38726
AGPix ID: AGPix_ChDaTiFl26_0071
Photo Alignment: 35mm (horizontal)
Comments: Since 1977, the California sea otter has remained on the Endangered Species List where it recieves both state and federal protections. While hunted nearly to extinction in the 1800's, their survival still remains precarious -- today, one of the biggest threats to their health are land-borne viruses swept into the ocean from sources such as street runoff and sewage spills. Monterey Bay is part of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

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