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Gulf Watch Alaska, Nearshore Component: Sea Otter Mortality Age Data from Katmai National Park and Preserve, Kenai Fjords National Park, and Prince William Sound, Alaska, 2006-2017

March 30, 2020

These data are part of the Gulf Watch Alaska (GWA) long term monitoring program, nearshore monitoring component. The dataset is a comma separated file exported from a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. The data consist of information related to collection of sea otter carcasses. Collectors walked selected shorelines searching for signs of carcasses. Date, location, carcass condition, parts collected, and notes are all recorded. Specimens collected include: complete carcasses, whole skulls, bacula, mandible, teeth, whiskers, tissue. Selected shorelines are in Alaska and include locations in Katmai National Park and Preserve, Kenai Fjords National Park, and Prince William Sound. The time interval includes 2006-2017.