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Wildlife Nation  >  Episode 14

Join host Jeff Corwin on an epic adventure to the great state of California. First, Jeff visits the central California coastline to observe one of the most playful creatures in the entire golden state: sea otters! Jeff explores sea otter habitat and discovers amazing insights into sea otter group behavior. Later, Jeff goes for a dive through a towering old growth kelp forest and helps conservationists better understand the challenges facing this important marine ecosystem. Finally, Jeff makes his way into the California interior among the ancient trees of Redwoods State Park to participate in a conservation program with one of the most diverse groups of mammals on earth: bats!

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Sea otter mom and pup
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Manuel Balesteri

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Behind the Scenes

It Takes All of Us to Save Sea Otters

Sea otters play a vital role in their ecosystems but are often threatened by the effects of human-wildlife conflict. Read more about the ongoing conservation efforts being made to restore sea otters throughout their historical range and mitigate conflicts.

World of Otters

Our work is to ensure that keystone species, like the otter, flourish and continue making ecosystems more diverse and resilient. Take some time to reflect on the strides being made for sea otter conservation!

 

Wind Energy and Impacts to Migratory Bats

Wind is an important source of renewable energy but likely has population-level impacts on migratory bats. Learn more about how working together can save these bat species and ensure that we do not have to choose between reducing greenhouse gas pollution and protecting our wildlife!

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Sea Otters Holding On
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Michael Peters

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After the Show

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