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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Sea Otter Enhydra lutris

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anudibranchmom

Date

February 7, 2016 11:44 AM PST

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(Somewhere...)

Description

Pup with mom.

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Sea Otter Enhydra lutris

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erikamitchell

Date

May 19, 2005 09:55 AM EDT

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Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

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jmaughn

Date

February 4, 2016

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Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

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tillimonster

Date

January 31, 2016 01:53 PM PST

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(Somewhere...)

Description

I wish I could have gotten better photos of them.

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No photos or sounds

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Sea Otter Enhydra lutris

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philip10

Date

August 1, 2012 03:00 PM AKDT

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Square

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Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

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bpowers

Date

December 4, 2015 02:52 PM PST

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Square

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Sea Otter Enhydra lutris

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aaron24610

Date

December 4, 2015 02:50 PM PST

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(Somewhere...)

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Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

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sidesplotch

Date

December 31, 2015 03:08 PM PST

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Square

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Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

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karinakilldeer

Date

January 23, 2016

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Square

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Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

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sidesplotch

Date

December 29, 2015 02:14 PM PST

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Sea Otter Enhydra lutris

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paloma

Date

January 21, 2016 10:21 AM PST

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(Somewhere...)

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Square

What

Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

jmaughn

Date

January 21, 2016

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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