Today, the OWCN staff joined the Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Office of Spill Prevention and Response, US Fish and Wildlife Service, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and UC Santa Cruz for an oil spill drill at the Marine Wildlife Veterinary Care and Research Center in Santa Cruz. We worked through a scenario in which sea otters were affected by an oil spill in Monterey Bay.
Today’s Ocean Promise, in honor of the sea otters: To keep my cat indoors, and to never flush kitty litter down the toilet.
Wondering what cat poop has to do with ocean pollution? Check out this article on The Land-to-Sea Link on SeaOtters.com. This newly launched website is a collaboration among many partners (including all the groups at the drill today) dedicated to “raising awareness about the critical role scientific research plays in the understanding and conservation of the southern sea otter.” – Emily