Great article, Dan! Well-written and accurate. Thanks for helping us spread the word about our film and protect sea otters. Anyone interested in learning more about these amazing fluffballs should join us on Facebook (Otter 501) and Twitter (Otter501Movie)! We're always available for questions, posting photos, and talking about otters (of course) :)
Thanks for this thoughtful article, Monterey Weekly! In addition to all of the problems outdoor enthusiasts face with these park closures it's worth noting that the plants and wildlife may feel the hurt, too. In particular, we're worried about the sea otters that live in Moss Landing - those soon-to-be closed parks provide protected habitat and visitor interpretation for these animals. Without the public education, advisories and enforcement that park officials can provide, visitors may be more likely to disturb otters and enter areas normally kept off-limits for their protection.
We're trying to do something to help by funding a sign to help interpret the otters and advise visitors on how to behave (more info here: http://www.facebook.com/otter501?sk=app_2318966938), but there is no substitute for a functional park system to protect these ecosystems.
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