Tell the FWS: Let's bring back the sea otter
Sea otters are one of the most beloved animals on Earth. But after fur traders hunted sea otters to near extinction off of the Pacific coast over a hundred years ago, we and our ocean ecosystems are still paying the price.
Without otters around to keep them in check, sea urchin populations have exploded, mowing down critical kelp forests and creating a nearshore wasteland. Without kelp and the otters who help protect it, many fish and sea creatures are left without shelter, habitat or their primary food source.
We, the undersigned, urge the Fish and Wildlife Service to take concrete action to reintroduce sea otters off the California and Oregon coast, which will help bolster the threatened species and restore the health of kelp forest ecosystems.