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

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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

August 19, 2014

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(Somewhere...)

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Square

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California Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

nicetim

Date

August 9, 2014

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(Somewhere...)

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Northern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. kenyoni

Observer

dellfalconer

Date

August 3, 2014

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(Somewhere...)

Description

Seen from tour boat.

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Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

dpom

Date

August 15, 2014

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(Somewhere...)

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California Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

August 15, 2014 12:58 PM PDT

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(Somewhere...)

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Square

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Sea Otter Enhydra lutris

Observer

stefanimkg

Date

July 19, 2014

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(Somewhere...)

Description

this is one of the main attraction in seattle aquarium and it is marine mammals and it is so adorable.

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California Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

August 11, 2014 04:59 PM PDT

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(Somewhere...)

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No photos or sounds

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sea otter Enhydra lutris

Observer

dorseymg

Date

the past

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(Somewhere...)

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Square

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Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

dpom

Date

August 11, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

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Northern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. kenyoni

Observer

sullivanribbit

Date

July 15, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

August 11, 2014 04:59 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Sea Otter Enhydra lutris

Observer

belltran

Date

August 11, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

The sea otters were lying on the water surface. They relaxed themselves. So cute!!

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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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