Excerpt: Sleepy sea otters piling onto pads of pickleweed in Elkhorn Slough are causing quite a stir. A partnership between local researchers and dedicated citizen scientists is researching Elkhorn Slough’s rebounding sea otter populations and the strange behavior that might have brought them there. The results of this years-long study, published in the journal Ecology, highlight the power of citizen science.

Source: Leman, J., 2017. Citizen scientists at Elkhorn Slough aid in sea otter research. Santa Cruz Sentinel, 28 October 2017.