The California sea otter population is going through periods of very slow growth or sometimes even decline. The threats to otters are lack of quality habitat, a catastrophic oil spill, and poor water quality. The Otter Project has programs to address each of these threats.
Our water quality program is affiliated with the international Waterkeeper Alliance and is separately branded as Monterey Coastkeeper. Waterkeepers around the world are dedicated to protecting and restoring clean — drinkable, swimmable, and fishable — waters. The Alliance is led by Bobby Kennedy Jr.