The Somerset Otter Group will be taking part in the Coastal Otter Survey of SW England being set up at the moment. Anyone willing to regularly survey a coastal section of the county please contact me. I just sent off 18 sites where Otters have previously been recorded on the county’s coast to get things started. All those surveys and reports over the years is a vital resource for better understanding the otters in Somerset. Please make sure to be submitting your sightings to SERC. Dr Rob Williams
26th April 2018.
Surveys and collections of spraint will start in the next couple of months for the Coastal Otter Survey.
The project will examine the use of marine habitats by otters in the South West, utilising the examination of prey remains in spraint within 1 km of the coast.
The project involves a collaboration of Otter and Mammal groups from Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset.