Isobel Whitcomb’s Contributions:
Sea Otters Are Reshaping the Genetics of Eelgrass Meadows
The once-imperiled marine mammal could help this vital coastal ecosystem adapt to a changing world.
Oct 14, 2021 | 900 words, about 4 minutes
We’ve Been Systematically Underestimating Sea Otters’ Historical Habitat
Estuaries once harbored thousands of otters, and now conservationists want to extend recovery efforts to California’s largest estuary: San Francisco Bay.
Feb 10, 2020 | 650 words, about 3 minutes
Otter Bones Provide a Clue to an Enduring Conservation Mystery
Nearly fifty years after a failed reintroduction, a local nonprofit wants to try again—but first, they’re going back in time.
Jun 7, 2019 | 800 words, about 4 minutes