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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Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

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anudibranchmom

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May 23, 2016 02:54 PM MST

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Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

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jmaughn

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May 22, 2016

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Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

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jmaughn

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May 21, 2016

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Sea Otter Enhydra lutris

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avocat

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May 13, 2016

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Sea Otter Enhydra lutris

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frankg

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May 17, 2016 04:34 PM ICT

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Sea Otter Enhydra lutris

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frankg

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May 18, 2016 02:47 PM ICT

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Description

Monterey Coast mom with pupp

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Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

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matty

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May 19, 2016 12:52 PM PDT

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Description

bonus points for an ID on the food item

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Sea Otter Enhydra lutris

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gurbir_gill

Date

July 25, 2015

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Description

Usually live next to land masses or in bays. Non-violent and self oriented animals.

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Sea Otter Enhydra lutris

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asemerdj

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May 15, 2016 01:10 PM PDT

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Sea Otter Enhydra lutris

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May 13, 2016 05:56 PM AKDT

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Sea Otter Enhydra lutris

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ashleyns

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May 9, 2016 09:33 AM PDT

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Sea Otter Enhydra lutris

Date

May 11, 2016 09:54 PM AKDT

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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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