The Great PNW Sea Otter Translocation

We have a new series of updates to our archive featuring photos by Alan Mitchell whose archive is the primary source for the Port Orford Historical Photos Collection. We’re thrilled to have this opportunity to have original photos by Alan, as well as his guest commentary.

Translocation Project at Cape Blanco Airfield.

Sea Otters from Alaska — Translocation Project. July 18, 1970

Sea Otters from Alaska — Translocation Project. July 18, 1970

Sea Otters from Alaska — Translocation Project. July 18, 1970.

Sea Otters from Alaska — Translocation Project. July 18, 1970.

Arrived at Cape Blanco Airfield. Myself and Pastor Best drove a tanker filled with fresh water for the otters.

Sea Otters Arriving from Alaska. July 18, 1970.

Sea Otters Arriving from Alaska. July 18, 1970.

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  1. I’d like to get in touch with Mr. Mitchell if possible about this relocation effort.

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