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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Sea Otter Enhydra lutris

Observer

cpalomera

Date

July 19, 2008 07:59 AM CDT

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Northern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. kenyoni

Observer

leptonia

Date

July 19, 2016 05:13 PM PDT

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No photos or sounds

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Sea Otter Enhydra lutris

Observer

elin

Date

July 9, 2016 10:01 AM PDT

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Description

50% certainty. Possible sighting through binoculars from weather tower on Island (>500m) , spotted among kelp, diving and surfacing on back. To far to confirm.

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Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

jmaughn

Date

July 18, 2016 03:41 PM PDT

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Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

jmaughn

Date

July 17, 2016 06:19 PM PDT

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Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

matty

Date

July 17, 2016 06:13 PM PDT

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Description

lots of otters at Pt. Lobos today

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Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

matty

Date

July 17, 2016 06:33 PM PDT

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Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

matty

Date

July 17, 2016 06:06 PM PDT

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Description

eating abalone?

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Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

jmaughn

Date

July 16, 2016 11:12 AM PDT

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Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

jmaughn

Date

July 15, 2016 06:31 PM PDT

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Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

jmaughn

Date

July 14, 2016 01:17 PM PDT

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Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

jmaughn

Date

July 14, 2016 01:20 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Yeah, I have no idea what this otter's doing.

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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...

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