Female - nose injury probably from mating.
Way up in the slough. This guy was eating a clam but hopefully they will start working on the crazy abundant Pachygrapsus crassipes in the upper fingers of the slough.
This individual was eating a clam brought up from below Wharf II in Monterey.
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...