Group of 30 plus pups in a canopy mix I've never seen before: Macrocystis, Zostera (at the bottom closest to shore), and Ulva intestinalis (fluffy green stuff).
Not sure if the otter was injured or tired, but the gulls kept pecking at its fur, especially on the trail.
Mother otter with her young. This one was eating a large clam. While distant, I believe it is a Washington Clam (Saxidomus nuttalli). Your verdict Ms. @gbentall ?
apparently sea otters eat birds- I had no idea
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 densest in the animal kingdom. Although it can walk on land, the sea...