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California Sea Otter #238575

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 12, 1975
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(Studio) California sea otter back in coastal waters.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Monterey, California) Fur traders hunted California sea otter almost to extinction. Now over 2000 sea otters at Monterey. Sea otter eats only shell fish; at rate sea otter reproducing, there won't be enough shell fish to go around for sea otters and people. State thinking about moving some of otters away from coast. [California department of fish and game Daniel MILLER - says sea otters won't be hurt if moved.] Conservationists upset. [Friends of Sea Otter, Margaret OWINGS - says otter taking full blame as shell fish predator; actually man is enormous predator.]
REPORTER: Richard Threlkeld

Cronkite, Walter;
Threlkeld, Richard

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