San Luis Obispo County, California, US
Lone sea otter floating on his back by Old Sitka Rocks.
Another sea otter floating around on his back out by the ferry terminal.
Saw another one at Cascade Creek.
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...