"I don't know if you keep records of sightings - but would like to tell you that we saw an otter in the River Rhymney yesterday! Clearly, I don't want to be too specific on the location for obvious reasons! We were delighted to see the Otter - closest sighting we've ever had!"
The simple answer is yes we do like to keep records especially of unusual sightings and we would love to tell you about more of them here so we encourage people to let us know and also possibly record them directly with SEWBrec via their recording form at http://sewbrec.org.uk/recording-form.page
We know that the SEWBrec team keep in touch with information from the society so if you prefer to just tell us that's not problemIn the event of finding a dead otter, please telephone 08708 506506 (Environment Agency) and ask for your nearest conservation / biodiversity officer. You will be asked for the location of the otter and some other basic information.
The Cardiff Otter project investigate dead otters to determine cause of death and how that relates to their lifestyles. You can read more about such at the Cardiff Otter project website http://www.otterproject.cf.ac.uk/