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Alex Saliveros makes the news

Alex is playing an integral role in the findings on how well captive otters would survive if they were released into the wild. 
13 Jun 2022
Written by Abi Purvis
OE News
Alex Saliveros
Alex Saliveros

Alex Saliveros (2007-2014) is currently working on his PhD at the University of Exeter based on the social learning of otters. 

His recent headline says; "Scientists use food puzzles to show how otters learn from each other."

The newly published chapter explores unfamiliar prey and whether or not the otters would eat it. This research was conducted to see whether or not otters would be able to find their own food sources if they were released into the wild. The study showed that 11 out of the 20 otters were able to find meat from the three types of natural prey they were presented with. Some fantastic results for Alex on the conservation of otters! 

You can read the full article here: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jun/08/otters-food-puzzles-social-learning-study 

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