Before attempting to cross the path I was on, this fellow stared at me, gathering information. If you see otters in Humboldt, you can describe the encounter here. This is a citizen science project that allows HSU to describe “the distribution and demography of otters on the coasts, wetlands and watersheds in Humboldt and Del Norte counties.”
According to the web page, Otters are a “key bio-indicator of the health of our environment as they sit at the top of this water-based food chain. Unlike most otter habitats around the world, it is thought that the Pacific north coast still supports a thriving otter population.”
I hope to have more photos processed in the next few days.
See my first otter photo here.