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Return of the Sea Otter: The Story of the Animal that Evaded Extinction on the Pacific Coast
Rhode Island-based writer Todd McLeish has been writing about wildlife and environmental issues for more than 20 years. His 4th and newest book is 'The Return of The Sea Otter’
In his newest book, Todd McLeish journeys along the Pacific Coast from California to Alaska to track the status, health, habits, personality, and viability of sea otters – the appealing animals unique to the Pacific that were hunted to near extinction in the 18th and 19th centuries. Todd shares stories of his adventures and outlines the natural history of these adorable marine mammals – often seen floating on their backs and holding hands – that play a vital role in maintaining the health of the kelp forest ecosystem.
Todd talked about his new book and how he came to write it. He shared his very special moments with sea otters during his investigation and his knowledge of the current and future situations of sea otters on the Pacific Coast.