Observed through binoculars from a fishing vessel in the straight of Juan de Fuca, approximately 500 m off the coast at the Sherringham Lighthouse near Shirley/Jordan River, B.C. Solo individual, floating on it's back, resting or feeding. Has been spotted frequenting the area by locals.
There was a raft of them just beyond the surfers
Monterey County, California, US
Very close to shore and away from help areas. Maybe 75 feet from beach. Seemed to be foraging in a very small patch of kelp that looked to be loose or disconnected from sea floor.
Two tags - orange/red and green.
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...