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Every Otter Matters

"Defenders of Wildlife has posted a $2,500 reward for information leading to the conviction of the killer of a sea otter that was discovered on a California beach with a gunshot wound to its head. The otter was at least the third shot and killed in California in two years. "Every otter matters," the Santa Barbara News-Press wrote in an editorial. "Otters seem to be in decline up and down the state, according to some recent counts. Pollution and disease get some blame. But, distressingly, humans with murder on their minds are posing another threat to this vulnerable, small population." (Excerpt from the Defenders of Wildlife email newsletter entitled, "Denlines," 3/20/02)

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