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

Classification
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All Names

  • 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

Northern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. kenyoni

Observer

marisher

Date

June 17, 2015 01:24 AM CDT

Description

Northern Sea Otter in Resurrection Bay, Seward, AK

Photos / Sounds

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What

Sea Otter Enhydra lutris

Observer

hmtakizawa

Date

the past

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Sea Otter Enhydra lutris

Observer

nsbrown

Date

the past

Description

Wayyyy long time ago swimming outside the Monterey Bay Aquarium when I was a child (were wild).

Photos / Sounds

What

Sea Otter Enhydra lutris

Observer

aganezer

Date

August 3, 2016 09:24 AM PDT

Description

The other photo shows the way the sea otters are all sleeping in a group in the kelp.

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What

Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

gbentall

Date

January 16, 2017 01:22 PM PST

Description

This many moms with pups (max count today 30 plus 12 pups) is phenomenal at a high visibility location like this. Yep, I'm calling it a phenomenon. If you visit, please be respectful.

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What

Sea Otter Enhydra lutris

Observer

jsatler

Date

August 17, 2016 10:24 AM CDT

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What

Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

philwarren

Date

January 14, 2017 01:21 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

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What

Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

dclump

Date

January 14, 2017 09:55 AM PST

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What

Sea Otter Enhydra lutris

Observer

gwark

Date

January 14, 2017 01:47 PM AKST

Description

I'm not sure if there's enough to identify the clam the otter is eating. Please leave a comment if you think so, and I'll copy this observation to make one for the clam.

Photos / Sounds

What

Sea Otter Enhydra lutris

Observer

karinakilldeer

Date

January 13, 2017 05:44 PM PST

Description

This shy sea otter would dive down every time it saw me.

Saw it in South Marsh at Elkhorn Slough Reserve, where I don't normally see them.

Photos / Sounds

What

Sea Otter Enhydra lutris

Observer

aganezer

Date

August 2, 2016 05:27 PM PDT

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What

Sea Otter Enhydra lutris

Observer

samantha46

Date

January 12, 2017 11:02 AM PST
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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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