Ot­ter spot­ters

Costa Blanca News (North Edition) - - NEWS -

The Se­gura river and wa­ter au­thor­ity (CHS) has re­leased a video of an ot­ter swim­ming in the river near Bene­júzar in the Vega Baja.

A CHS spokesman re­minded that ot­ters had dis­ap­peared from the river in the 1990s. How­ever, they have made a come­back due the im­proved en­vi­ron­men­tal con­di­tion of the wa­ter­way.

“Ot­ters are a good in­di­ca­tor of the health of rivers be­cause they are preda­tors and need a lot of food,” he ex­plained.

The spokesman noted that ot­ters had first re­turned to the Se­gura to the west of Mur­cia city at the be­gin­ning of this decade and have slowly been spread­ing to­wards the mouth at Guardamar del Se­gura.

An ot­ter was spot­ted near Ori­huela two years ago but this is the first recorded sight­ing in the sec­tion which is down­river of the city.

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