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The three-mile protected water area around the Reserve is home to several rare species of marine aimals. Among them is the sea otter, whose fur is the most expensive in the world. Long ago, there were so many sea otters here that Kronotsky Bay was called «Beaver Sea», but in the mid-18th century they were wiped out. These animals appeared along the coast again in 1976 and are now gradually recovering their former numbers. The coastal zone of the Reserve is currently home to about 300 sea otters.

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