Radiographs are a noninvasive way for veterinarians to diagnose health issues of stranded sea otters. This section shows digital xrays of sea otters who have suffered from shark bites, boat strike trauma or nasal mites. There are also examples of pregnant females, pups and young otters to demonstrate progression of bone growth!

In what ways do humans impact otters directly?  Here you will find information about boat strike injuries, common wounds associated with fishery interactions, and more!