Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Afternoon Snooze

The Bunsby Islands off the NW coast of Vancouver Isl. are sea otter haven.  The Checklescet Bay Ecological Reserve was set up to help them reestablish their range after being decimated by hunting by the 1800's.  (in 1911 an estimated 500 sea otters remained scattered in small groups from northern Alaska to California)  They are thriving here, enjoying a kelp bed on a hot afternoon, flippers held high to cool off in the light breeze.  Happy otters.  :)

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