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

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  • 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

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What

Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

jmaughn

Date

April 25, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Sea Otter Enhydra lutris

Observer

tierasunny

Date

April 6, 2015

Photos / Sounds

What

southern sea otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

matty

Date

April 19, 2015 02:12 PM HST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Sea Otter Enhydra lutris

Observer

tosteve

Date

June 3, 2014 03:38 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

sea otter Enhydra lutris

Observer

iheartmollusks

Date

December 24, 2014 03:32 PM PST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Decomposing- jalama beach

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

California Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

harborseal

Date

March 8, 2015 09:30 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

I watched 2 Sea Otters and 1 Western Gull forming a trio. As the Sea Otters ate while floating on their backs the Sea Gull waited closedy to eat their discards when they finished and dove for more

Photos / Sounds

What

Sea Otter Enhydra lutris

Observer

liesvanrompaey

Date

April 3, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Seen at Lisbon Oceanarium.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

jmaughn

Date

April 3, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

jmaughn

Date

March 31, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris) Enhydra lutris

Observer

temminicki

Date

March 31, 2015 09:43 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Not much of a photo from my phone

Photos / Sounds

What

California Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

March 29, 2015 10:58 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Massive cuteness alert! Adult male, dozing in the sun on the dock.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Sea Otter Enhydra lutris

Observer

ehopson1

Date

March 28, 2015 03:23 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

A mother carrying a pup out on the bay by the aquarium!

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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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