Two sea otters (IMAGE) University of California - Davis Caption Sea otters swim together in the Pacific Ocean. A deadly, newly detected strain of the parasite Toxoplasma gondii is threatening sea otters, and potentially other species. (Laird Henkel, CDFW) Credit Laird Henkel, CDFW Usage Restrictions Credit must be given to the creator. Only noncommercial uses of the work are permitted. No derivatives or adaptations of the work are permitted. License CC BY-NC-ND Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.