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

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Sea Otter Enhydra lutris

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September 16, 2016

Description

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Northern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. kenyoni

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annettem

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July 6, 2007 08:59 AM CDT

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Sea Otter Enhydra lutris

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nfitzhugh

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September 10, 2016 04:39 PM HST

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Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

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jmaughn

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September 16, 2016 12:14 PM PDT

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Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

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slsfirefight

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September 15, 2016 05:34 PM PDT

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Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

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wildlifedoc

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November 4, 2015 05:46 PM CST

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Northern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. kenyoni

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cyndy2

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July 3, 2015 04:44 PM EDT

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Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

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jmaughn

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September 10, 2016 04:07 PM PDT

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Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

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anudibranchmom

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September 10, 2016 02:52 PM PDT

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Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

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jmaughn

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September 9, 2016 12:06 PM PDT

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Sea Otter Enhydra lutris

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paul_norwood

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September 6, 2016 06:43 AM AKDT

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Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

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jmaughn

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September 8, 2016 03:21 PM PDT
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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...

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