The USFWS received three independent applications for the take of northern and southern sea otters from Titan Productions, BBC Studios, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Titan Productions and BBC Studios are seeking permission for commercial photography and videography of sea otters in California and Alaska for a period of five years, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium is seeking USFWS authorization for incidental takes related to southern sea otter research over the next five years. The agency is accepting comments on each of these requests through October 12, 2021.