During a recent current events session in my class at Eastshore Elementary School, it was brought to my attention that 69 California sea otters were taken to San Nicholas Island to be saved from oil spills. However, 13 of the otters swam away, 10 died, 14 are still alive and 31 are unaccounted for. I don't think it's a good idea because they lost a lot of them, and don't you think that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service would get the idea that they don't want to be removed from their natural habitat?
They're going to try to get more otters onto the island, but why?
It would appear that they didn't like the idea of staying the rest of their life on that particular island, and I wouldn't try again and probably fail again.
I don't think that they should try and put more of those cute, cuddly, innocent little creatures on that one island.
Editor's Note: The four letters were among the 28 Letters received from students in Karen Rhoads' fourth/fifth-grade pupils in her class for academically accelerated students at the Eastshore School in Irvine.