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

Sea Otter Enhydra lutris

Observer

cullen

Date

June 20, 2015 12:57 PM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Alaska Trip

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Sea Otter Enhydra lutris

Observer

cullen

Date

June 20, 2015 11:16 AM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Alaska Trip

Photos / Sounds

What

Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

jmaughn

Date

June 27, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

dpom

Date

June 26, 2015 10:52 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

June 26, 2015 10:00 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Female - nose injury probably from mating.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

gbentall

Date

June 22, 2015 07:16 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Way up in the slough. This guy was eating a clam but hopefully they will start working on the crazy abundant Pachygrapsus crassipes in the upper fingers of the slough.

Photos / Sounds

What

Sea Otter Enhydra lutris

Observer

rjadams55

Date

January 15, 2013

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

This individual was eating a clam brought up from below Wharf II in Monterey.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Sea Otter Enhydra lutris

Observer

rjadams55

Date

October 30, 2012

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Sea Otter Enhydra lutris

Observer

rjadams55

Date

May 31, 2013

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

damontighe

Date

June 6, 2015 12:53 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

jmaughn

Date

June 7, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

jmaughn

Date

June 1, 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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