16 April 2012 Saving Sea Otters Is No Taxing Effort Posted by: Brian Bovard | Leave a comment | Share: With the tax deadline looming there is still time for Californians to help make a positive difference for sea otters by donating as little as $1 to the California Sea Otter Tax Fund located on their state tax forms. With fewer than 2800 sea otters left along the California coast these charismatic critters are struggling to make a comeback and your donations will help fund vital research dedicated to helping sea otters survive. With a target amount set by the Franchise Tax Board each year, the tax check off must raise $267,934 this year to return to the tax forms next year. So as you finish filling out your tax forms this year don’t forget about our furry aquatic friends. Visit www.saveseaotters.org to find out more on sea otter conservation and Defenders’ work with the California Tax Check-off. Not in California? You Can Still Help Save Sea Otters Help California’s threatened sea otters by adopting one of these marvelous marine mammals from the Defenders of Wildlife Adoption Center. Not only will you be sharing your appreciation for this imperiled species, but you’ll also be helping to support Defenders’ work on their behalf. Save Something Wild! Visit our Wildlife Adoption Center to adopt a sea otter or one of our 26 other imperiled animals today! Post Your Comment Click here to cancel reply. Name (required) Mail (required) (will not be published) You May also be interested in A Field Day with Gopher Tortoises Our Florida staff members spent a field day at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve to learn more about the reproductive and burrowing habits of gopher tortoises. Wolves are even more socially complex than we thought… In order to survive, wolves form cooperative groups known as packs, and these pack members hunt together, rear pups together, and compete against other wolf packs for food and territory. Loggerhead Sea Turtles Catch a Wave Just in time for the egg-laying season of female loggerhead sea turtles, the federal government has designated critical habitat nesting areas in the Northwest Atlantic.