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

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What

Sea Otter Enhydra lutris

Observer

cathbutler

Date

July 19, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

A Raft of Sea Otters in Elkhorn Slough

Photos / Sounds

What

Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

jmaughn

Date

September 16, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

miroungazalophus

Date

September 12, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

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What

California Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

September 13, 2014 10:06 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Noisily chain-chomping kelp crabs a few feet from the dock we were on. Never have been so close to one! :-)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Sea Otter Enhydra lutris

Observer

kucycads

Date

September 9, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

California Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Date

the past

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

jmaughn

Date

September 12, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

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What

California Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

dpom

Date

September 9, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

mating otters

Photos / Sounds

What

California Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

dpom

Date

September 10, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

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What

California Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

September 9, 2014 12:54 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

jmaughn

Date

September 9, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Northern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. kenyoni

Observer

hawnzd

Date

September 7, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Located far off shore in a kelp bed. Counted at least 29 individuals making up the raft.

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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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