First Otter Spotted in Detroit River in Over 100 Years

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A man spotted a river otter swimming in the Detroit River in southern Ontario. It was believed to be the first such sighting in over 100 years, according to local reports. Video taken by marine ecologist Eric Ste Marie shows a North American river otter he said he saw in the Detroit River beneath the Ambassador Bridge on April 25. “Oh, my gosh. Come out, Mr Otter,” Ste Marie says in the video. “A straight-up river otter in the Detroit River … That’s the last thing I was expecting.” According to local media, the otter species was more prevalent before Detroit’s motor vehicle industry pushed the population out. Biologists found the reappearance of the otter to be a good sign for the area’s environmental health, local reports said. It was believed to be the first sighting in over a century, said the Detroit News. Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2TwO8Gm Subscribe to our newest channel Quicktake Explained: https://bit.ly/3iERrup Bloomberg Quicktake brings you live global news and original shows spanning business, technology, politics and culture. Make sense of the stories changing your business and your world. To watch complete coverage on Bloomberg Quicktake 24/7, visit http://www.bloomberg.com/qt/live, or watch on Apple TV, Roku, Samsung Smart TV, Fire TV and Android TV on the Bloomberg app. Have a story to tell? Fill out this survey for a chance to have it featured on Bloomberg Quicktake: https://cor.us/surveys/27AF30 Connect with us on… YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Bloomberg Breaking News on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/BloombergQuickTakeNews Twitter: https://twitter.com/quicktake Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/quicktake Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/quicktake
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