Globally endangered (EN) (Source: IUCN Red List)

Classification
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All Names

  • English
    • Sea Otter
  • Scientific Names
    • Enhydra lutris
    • Enhydra lutris kamtschatica
    • Lutra gracilis
    • Lutra marina
    • Lutra stelleri
    • Mustela lutris
  • Spanish
    • Nutria marina
    • Nutria Del Kamtchatka
  • French
    • Loutre De Mer

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Sea Otter Enhydra lutris

Observer

redhat

Date

February 16, 2015 08:28 AM CST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Group of sea otters in the harbor of Morro Bay

Photos / Sounds

What

Sea Otter Enhydra lutris

Observer

finatic

Date

February 17, 2015 12:24 PM PST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Monterey County, California, US

Photos / Sounds

What

Sea Otter Enhydra lutris

Observer

finatic

Date

February 17, 2015 08:51 AM PST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Monterey County, California, US

This one was using a discarded beer bottle as a cracking tool.

Photos / Sounds

What

Sea Otter Enhydra lutris

Observer

finatic

Date

February 17, 2015 08:50 AM PST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Monterey County, California, US

Photos / Sounds

What

Sea Otter Enhydra lutris

Observer

finatic

Date

February 17, 2015 08:30 AM PST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Monterey County, California, US

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

California Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

February 22, 2015 12:56 PM PST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Dry, warm and snoring on the back of a boat.

Photos / Sounds

What

Sea Otter Enhydra lutris

Observer

seakay

Date

April 13, 2012

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Sea Otter Enhydra lutris

Observer

mrfish33

Date

February 17, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

California Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

marisa_a

Date

January 2, 2015 01:10 PM PST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

mcduck

Date

December 23, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

southern sea otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

gbentall

Date

February 5, 2015 11:59 AM PST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

16439294705 3bf55be138 s

What

Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

jmaughn

Date

February 3, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)
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Description from Wikipedia

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...

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