Systematics and the Status of Sea Otters, Enhydra lutris
A recent criticism of a study of sea otter subspecies is reviewed and found deficient. Subspecific recognition is not necessary to protect the sea otters of California, and protection is inappropriate as a reason for subspecies designation.
Roest, Aryan I.
"Systematics and the Status of Sea Otters, Enhydra lutris,"
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