Sea otter (Enhydra lutris) COSEWIC assessment and status report 2007L chapter 14
Acknowledgements and Authorities Consulted
We thank Roger Dunlop and Michael Jacobs, fisheries biologists with the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council/Uu-a-thluk for their assistance with ATK, and Josie Osborne of RedFishBlueFish Consulting and Anne Stewart of the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre for providing additional survey results and sightings data they have collected in collaboration with west coast Vancouver Island First Nation communities and the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council (NTC). The NTC represents 14 Nuu-chah-nulth nations: Ditidaht, Huu-ay-aht, Hupacasath, Tse-shaht, Uchucklesaht, Ahousaht, Hesquiaht, Tla-o-qui-aht, Toquaht, Ucluelet, Ehattesaht, Kyuquot/Cheklesaht, Mowachat/Muchalaht, and Nuchatlaht. Brian Gisborne assisted with historical accounts of sea otters in British Columbia prior to reintroduction and kindly allowed use of his photograph. Funding for preparation of this status report was provided by Environment Canada. We thank the following for their review and comments on the draft report, Jim Bodkin, Tom Brown, Laurie Convey, Brigitte DeMarche, John Ford, Elsa M. Gagnon, Mark Hipfner, Michael Kingsley, Randall Reeves, Andrew Trites and Hal Whitehead. Funding was provided by the Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment Canada.
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