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Sea Otters Face the Human Threat ​

Fewer than 3,000 southern sea otters remain on the planet, and the dramatic story of their struggle to survive reveals as much about the troubled relationship between humans and nature as it does about this iconic creature. Despite more than 40 years of legal protection under the Endangered Species Act, it is not only sea otters that are threatened: protections for wildlife under the Act are not assured going into the future. Survival of the southern sea otter and other vital species hangs in the balance.

Kim Steinhardt will explore the fascinating life of the sea otter, current threats, and the fast-evolving legal and policy side of the story based on thousands of hours in the field observing these extraordinary animals. Part art, part science, part law, his inspiring signature photo-journeys have earned him recognition as a “keen observer, a wonderful storyteller, and a remarkable photographer.”

Streaming live here on explorers.org, our YouTube Channel, and our Facebook Live  Monday, January 31st at 7:00 pm ET.

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Kim Steinhardt

Kim Steinhardt will explore the fascinating life of the sea otter, current threats, and the fast-evolving legal and policy side of the story based on thousands of hours in the field observing these extraordinary animals. Part art, part science, part law, his inspiring signature photo-journeys have earned him recognition as a “keen observer, a wonderful storyteller, and a remarkable photographer.”

Mr. Steinhardt is a former administrative law judge turned environmental author and award-winning marine wildlife photographer. His work has been recognized by National Geographic’s Explore My World Series and elsewhere. His books include The Edge: The Pressured Past and Precarious Future of California’s Coast and most recently a true story for children, Sabby the Sea Otter: A Pup’s True Adventure and Triumph. In addition to working on a new book, The Edge of Extinction, and a true story about cheetah cubs in the Serengeti, he teaches law courses emphasizing ocean advocacy and protection. He has served as president of the board of directors of the Seymour Marine Discovery Center.

January 31,2022
January 31, 2022
7:00 pm ET
7:00 pm ET
Kim Steinhardt
Kim Steinhardt
The Edge of Extinction

Sea Otters Face the Human Threat

Fewer than 3,000 southern sea otters remain on the planet, and the dramatic story of their struggle to survive reveals as much about the troubled relationship between humans and nature as it does about this iconic creature.
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