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Sea otter - Wikipedia
23 Nov 2019 at 2:52am
The sea otter (Enhydra lutris) is a marine mammal native to the coasts of the northern and eastern North Pacific Ocean.Adult sea otters typically weigh between 14 and 45 kg (31 and 99 lb), making them the heaviest members of the weasel family, but among the smallest marine mammals.Unlike most marine mammals, the sea otter's primary form of insulation is an exceptionally thick coat of fur, the ...

Sea Otter | National Geographic
11 Nov 2010 at 9:51am
Sea otters are meticulously clean. After eating, they wash themselves in the ocean, cleaning their coat with their teeth and paws. They have good reason to take care of their coats?it helps them ...

Sea Otter | Defenders of Wildlife
20 Jun 2019 at 3:22pm
Sea otters are a keystone species, meaning their role in their environment has a greater effect than other species. As predators, sea otters are critical to maintaining the balance of the near-shore kelp ecosystems. Without sea otters, sea urchins would devour the kelp forests off the coast that provide cover and food for many other marine animals.

The Marine Mammal Center : Sea Otter
30 Nov 2019 at 5:49am
Animal Classification. Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris) Description. Sea otters are members of the weasel or mustelid family. Like other members of this family, they have very thick fur.

SeaOtters.com | For the love of sea otters.
1 Dec 2019 at 5:41am
Seaotters.com is dedicated to raising awareness about California?s threatened sea otters and home to the world?s first live webcam of southern sea otters in the wild.

Sea Otters | Alaska Region
10 Jun 2019 at 11:55pm
The sea otter is the largest member of the weasel family and the smallest marine mammal. Ninety percent of the world?s sea otters live in coastal Alaska. The Marine Mammal Protection Act protects sea otters. It prohibits commercial harvest of sea otters, and allows Alaska natives to hunt sea ...

Sea Otter Facts - ThoughtCo
30 Nov 2019 at 6:21pm
Sea otters are carnivores in the family Mustelidae?a group of animals that also includes terrestrial and semi-aquatic forms such as weasels, badgers, skunks, fishers, minks, and river otters.Sea otters are the only fully aquatic form of otters, but they share features with the others such as thick fur and short ears.

12 Facts about Otters for Sea Otter Awareness Week | U.S ...
2 Dec 2019 at 8:10am
Otters are some of the most adorable aquatic animals. Their charming features are unparalleled, from their expressions to their use of tools. Held every year during the last week in September, Sea Otter Awareness Week spotlights the important role of sea otters in nearshore ecosystems of the North Pacific Ocean.

San Diego Otter Exhibit- SeaWorld San Diego Otter Outlook ...
28 Nov 2019 at 10:34pm
California sea otters are found exclusively along the coast of central California and can be seen at Otter Outlook. Lacking an insulating blubber layer, these otters are covered in dense, luxurious fur that keeps them warm.

Sea Otter - Oceana
1 Dec 2019 at 7:10pm
The sea otter is a charismatic marine mammal in the north Pacific Ocean and one of the largest species in the weasel family. It is also the only species in that family that lives its entire life in the ocean, preferring rocky shores and kelp forests.



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