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Sea otters considered

 Two dogs play with a stick in a river.
Two dogs play with a stick in a river. Sea Otter Savvy advises beach-goers to keep dogs away from otters, even if the animals appear to be playing.

The topic of reintroducing sea otters to their historic range in Oregon and California is gaining traction, though the idea is not universally popular.*

*The original audio story stated incorrectly that sea otters in Monterey Peninsula were reintroduced from a remnant population at Big Sur. In fact, that was an instance of natural range expansion.

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Sarah Reith came to Mendocino County in 2008 and worked as a reporter and freelancer, joining KZYX as a community news reporter in 2017. She became the KZYX News Director in March, 2023.