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Sea otter - Wikipedia
22 Oct 2020 at 2:13am
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.

Sea Otter | National Geographic
22 Oct 2020 at 6:31am
Sea otters are the only otters to give birth in the water. Mothers nurture their young while floating on their backs. They hold infants on their chests to nurse them, and quickly teach them to ...

Sea Otter - Oceana
22 Oct 2020 at 12:22pm
Sea otters are foragers that eat mostly hard-shelled invertebrates, including sea urchins and a variety of clams, mussels, and crabs. They have an interesting method of eating their prey. Sea otters dive to rocky reefs, where they collect invertebrates and also a large rock.

Sea Otter | Defenders of Wildlife
22 Oct 2020 at 4:25pm
Sea Otter. Sea otters are a keystone species, meaning their role in their environment has a greater effect than other species. As top predators, sea otters are critical to maintaining the balance of nearshore ecosystems, such as kelp forests, embayments and estuaries. Without sea otters, sea urchins can overpopulate the sea floor and devour the ...

The Marine Mammal Center : Sea Otter
23 Oct 2020 at 3:10am
Sea otters are members of the weasel or mustelid family. Like other members of this family, they have very thick fur. In fact, at 850,000 to one million hairs per square inch, they have the thickest fur of any mammal. Their fur actually consists of two layers, an undercoat and longer guard hairs.

Sea Otter Facts - ThoughtCo
22 Oct 2020 at 5:01pm
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 ...
22 Oct 2020 at 2:06am
The sea otter is the largest member of the weasel family, yet the smallest marine mammal in North America. A sea otter snoozes on its back -- showing its hind legs, tail and webbed feet, which make otters great swimmers. Photo by Bob Winfree, National Park Service. 3. Most sea otters call Alaska home.

Otters, facts and information - Animals
22 Oct 2020 at 2:21am
Sea otters are the exception, giving birth in the water. Baby otters, called pups or kittens, stay with their mothers until they?re up to a year old, or until she has another litter. River otters...

Sea otters are back with a worrying vengeance in B.C ...
14 Oct 2020 at 11:59pm
Sea otters off Vargas Island in B.C.; the animals eat 20 per cent of their body weight each day (Photograph by Melissa Renwick) From the stern of a skiff speeding away from Vancouver Island, Joe...

Otter Cams | Seattle Aquarium
22 Oct 2020 at 9:16am
Otter Cams At the Seattle Aquarium, our marine mammals have been trained to move from one exhibit to another as needed to support animal management and so we may safely clean our exhibits. That?s why you may occasionally see, for example, a fur seal or harbor seal in the sea otter exhibit.

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