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Wildlife Nation  >  Episode 23

Join host Jeff Corwin on an epic adventure across California to connect with some of North America’s most magnificent marine mammals. Jeff works alongside conservationists fighting to save a group of sea lions that unfortunately ate plastic debris floating in the ocean. Next, Jeff explores sea otter habitats in the famous Monterey Bay and discovers amazing insights into sea otter group behavior. Finally, Jeff comes face to face with giant elephant seals and collects important data on elephant seal migration. Jeff learns about the powerful connection between elephant seal mothers and babies and discovers new information about their time in the open ocean.

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New Solutions for the Ocean and Its Inhabitants

Ocean habitats are important carbon sinks and regulators of atmospheric oxygen levels, but these marine ecosystems face many threats. Learn more about the importance of protecting marine life and how the Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act of 2020 will provide some much-needed support.

Saving Sea Otters for Biodiversity

Human activities are causing a biodiversity crisis that threatens the natural world. Read more about the value of understanding the connections within an ecosystem and how protecting a keystone species, such as the sea otter, can restore the entire ecosystem.


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Biodiversity doesn’t just mean losing entire species. The relationships between species fade, shift and break as populations decline and the ecosystems, and the services they provide, suffer as well. Read more about what Defenders is doing for biodiversity and how we can all be part of the solution!

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