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

Classification
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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

james3

Date

April 15, 2014

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Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

james3

Date

April 8, 2014

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What

Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

james3

Date

March 31, 2014

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No photos or sounds

What

Sea Otter Enhydra lutris

Observer

kueda

Date

March 24, 2014 04:01 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

2 off shore

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Sea Otter Enhydra lutris

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

March 19, 2014 10:00 AM PDT

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No photos or sounds

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Sea otter Enhydra lutris

Observer

greybeard

Date

March 16, 2014 12:49 PM PDT

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Square

What

Sea Otter Enhydra lutris

Observer

marisa

Date

March 15, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

michaelhanrahan

Date

March 16, 2014

Description

The southern sea otter is listed as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act.

Photos / Sounds

What

California Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

edwardrooks

Date

March 9, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

james3

Date

March 9, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

james3

Date

March 6, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Sea Otter Enhydra lutris

Observer

marvelliott

Date

July 22, 2012
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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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