A Parasite Is Killing Sea Otters. Is Cat Poop to Blame? – Wired
In March, a study from the Department of Fish & Wildlife and the University of California, Davis, revealed that a rare strain of the parasite, never before reported in aquatic animals, was tied to the deaths of four sea otters. The strain, first seen in Canadian mountain lions in 1995, had not been previously detected on the California coast.