Oiled Sea Otter Rehabilitation Course


Good management is essential for a successful rescue and rehabilitation program. Because the rehabilitation team must respond quickly, a well-designed management structure should be organized before an oil spill. Personnel requirements will change during the course of a spill and will depend on the number and health of the otters in the rehabilitation facility. If properly trained and supervised, volunteers can be a valuable source of manpower and enthusiasm for the labor intensive task of caring for oiled sea otters.