Pacific Nearshore Project: Dry Suits
In order to study sea otters in the wild, research divers on the Pacific Nearshore Project must brave frigid waters from Alaska to California. Here's an explanation of how this special equipment works. The Pacific Nearshore Project is a multinational, multiagency project investigating sea otters as health indicators of coastal waters and marine resources from California north through Canada and Alaska. The project being conducted by researchers from an integrated partnership of world-class research institutions led by USGS. Learn more at http://on.doi.gov/nearshore.