• Question: How would finding out the genome sequence of the Eurasian otter benefit the community surrounding it?

    Asked by ellieanneh to Eurasian Otter on 16 Nov 2017.
    • Photo: Eurasian Otter

      Eurasian Otter answered on 16 Nov 2017:

      The water you drink, cook with, or that we use to grow crops mostly comes from reservoirs, which drain from the land via the same streams and rivers the otters live in. To protect otters, we have to protect the whole freshwater system – and in doing this we protect the water we ourselves rely on.