"The fact that this otter is in San Francisco and doing so well in other regions of the Bay Area is a good message that there's hope for the watershed," Megan Isadore, director of outreach and education for the River Otter Ecology Project, told WANE.com
The River Otter Ecology Project is closely watching S.F.'s furry new resident, since he is the first river otter spotted in the water in the past 50 years. The group has named the otter Sutro Sam, after the baths where he was found. The baths themselves were named after the mayor serving at the time of their construction, Mr. Adolph Sutro.