The document describes the project intended to investigate the feasibility of using the Northern River Otter (Lontra canadensis) as a sentinel species1 (in particular for products associated with oil spills) and to assess the general health of the coastal population from Port Renfrew to Victoria, on southern Vancouver Island.
Engelstoft, C, F. Morgensen. 2005. Marine-living Northern River Otter Health and Their Feasibility as a Sentinel Species along the coast of southern Vancouver Island. Ministry of Environment
Topic: Wildlife Health
Keywords: wildlife health, bc, british columbia, species distribution
Scientific Name: Lontra canadensis
English Name: River Otter
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