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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What

Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

July 26, 2015 10:52 AM PDT

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(Somewhere...)

Description

Tagged female munching two kelp crabs at once - underneath our feet at the dock. Second photo is another individual waking up from a nap in the kelp with some safety strands still wrapped around its belly.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

dpom

Date

July 26, 2015 10:41 AM PDT

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Square

What

Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

dpom

Date

July 26, 2015 01:10 PM PDT

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Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

dwest

Date

July 25, 2015 02:33 PM PDT

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Square

What

Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

gbentall

Date

July 25, 2015 01:36 PM PDT

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What

Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

raulagrait

Date

July 23, 2015 01:26 PM HST

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(Somewhere...)

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What

Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

jmaughn

Date

July 23, 2015

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(Somewhere...)

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Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

jmaughn

Date

July 22, 2015

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Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

jmaughn

Date

July 18, 2015

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Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

dpom

Date

July 18, 2015 10:03 AM PDT

Place

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Description

Baby seems a little large to be sitting on Mama's chest.

Photos / Sounds

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Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

raulagrait

Date

July 16, 2015 07:38 PM HST

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Photos / Sounds

What

Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

raulagrait

Date

July 16, 2015 06:18 PM HST

Place

(Somewhere...)
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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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