Some criteria for assessing the state and dynamics of sea otter (Enhydra lutris) populations in the Russian part of the species range


The state of sea otter populations has been assessed by a comparative method using criteria such as the density of equilibrium populations (on Medny and Iturup islands), food supply, and effects of certain external factors. Optimal values of population density for larger islands have been calculated using the Arcview GIS 3.3 program. For the inhabited water… (More)
DOI: 10.1134/S1067413606030052

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