VIDEO: When these otters were found wheezing and struggling with seizures on beaches in Homer, Alaska, researchers were surprised. In the past, maybe 75 dying otters had washed ashore in a year, but in 2015, more than 300 died. Could this die-off be related to a large patch of warm water, known as the blob, that had formed in the Pacific?
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VIDEO: Paul Nicklen
EDITOR: Edythe McNamee
Why Hundreds of Sea Otters Died in the Pacific | National Geographic