If you spot an otter, let uni know
SWANSEA University researchers are appealing for help to track the movements of the otter.
The Coastal Otter Project aims to gather information to increase understanding how important coastal areas might be for otters.
Dr Dan Forman, leading the project, said: "Present knowledge of how important or extensive otter coastal activity might be in Britain is currently limited.
"The purpose of this survey is to begin to record the distribution and raise awareness of otter activity in coastal areas of Britain, including sandy beaches, dunes, docks, salt marshes, estuaries and rocky shorelines. And it doesn't matter if the sightings are not recent, as any sightings over the last 30 years are useful to us."
Dr Forman is asking that members of the public who spot otters send details to the Swansea ecology research team, including location, date, time of day and details of what was seen.
Details should be sent to the university's Coastal Otters Project in the Department of Biosciences, or via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org