Different species of Otters spotted in Goan waters by Goan biologist

ANANDA BANERJEE, LIVEMINT.COM | 25 September 2015 20:00 IST

After a seven-month wait, wildlife biologist Atul Sinai Borker saw it. As dusk melted into darkness, the Valvanti river mirrored the monsoon skyline and coconut groves of Goa. Then an otter swam out, shattering the water’s stillness.

A mechanical engineer by training, 29-year-old Borker’s interest lies in small mammals. In 2013, he made a professional switch to wildlife conservation research on otters after working in a multinational software company for six years. In January this year, he set up a research station in Sanquelim

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