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Mike Harris examines a wound on the specimen's rear flipper. Freshly dead female sea otter with shark bite is observed on Morro Strand State Beach, Morro Bay, CA, 18 Feb. 2009 | by mikebaird
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Mike Harris examines a wound on the specimen's rear flipper. Freshly dead female sea otter with shark bite is observed on Morro Strand State Beach, Morro Bay, CA, 18 Feb. 2009

Mike Harris examines a wound on the specimen's rear flipper. Freshly dead female sea otter with shark bite is observed on Morro Strand State Beach, Morro Bay, CA, 18 Feb. 2009, and retrieved by CA Fish and Game's Mike Harris (805) 772-1135 for necropsy in Santa Cruz. To report a dead mammal call 805-772-1135. Michael "Mike" L. Baird, Canon SD950 point-and-shoot snapshot. No flash used here.

 

Mike Harris, the Fish & Game guy, said (paraphrased) that sharks do not eat the otters - but that he's had to pick up several with bites the past week or so - that the whites like to chomp and bump them.

re: at www.flickr.com/photos/mikebaird/3292140454/ Steve said "It was my understanding that sharks dislike otters."

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Taken on February 18, 2009