In British Columbia, there are approximately 5,000 sea otters, found along the west coast of Vancouver Island and the central coast, near Bella Bella.
The BC sea otter population was downlisted to threatened in 1996. They are protected by the federal government’s Canada Fisheries Act, and the BC Wildlife Act.
NEWS 1130’s Sonia Aslam has visited Tanu, Katmai, Mak, Kunik, Rialto, and Hardy at Vancouver Aquarium.
You can check out a video playlist of the sea otters at Vancouver Aquarium here: