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From the BBC:
Scientists in Wales have shed new light on the social lives of otters by studying roadkill found by the public.
Cardiff University Otter Project says it has made new discoveries about how the animal communicates with scent by studying the glands of 150 dead otters. The team identified more than 400 chemicals, including some previously thought not to exist in the species…
The project already knew that otters use scent as their main means of communication, but wanted to learn more about what information was communicated or the social functions of the scent. With otters notoriously hard to find, the team, based at Cardiff’s School of Biosciences, appealed to the public to send in any dead otters they came across.