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

Photos / Sounds

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What

Sea Otter Enhydra lutris

Observer

redhat

Date

February 14, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Feeding in the little bay south of Soberanes Point

Photos / Sounds

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What

Sea Otter Enhydra lutris

Observer

redhat

Date

February 14, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Off Soberanes Point

Photos / Sounds

What

Northern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. kenyoni

Observer

elinpierce

Date

July 19, 2015 11:17 AM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

This is a clip from a video showing the sea otter swimming (left to right) on its back, eating/handling some food item on its belly....just below the sheer rock wall of an island in Resurrection Bay, near the Kenai Fjords Natl. Park.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

August 28, 2015 10:08 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

jmaughn

Date

August 24, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Sea Otter Enhydra lutris

Observer

nicetim

Date

August 23, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

jmaughn

Date

August 23, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

August 21, 2015 07:00 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Tagged - see closeup

Photos / Sounds

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What

Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

dpom

Date

August 21, 2015 10:09 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Eating a clam

Photos / Sounds

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What

Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

dpom

Date

August 12, 2015 10:32 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Northern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. kenyoni

Observer

fieldnotes

Date

June 7, 2004

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

with Harbor Seal (Phoca vitulina)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

dpom

Date

August 4, 2015 04:48 PM PDT

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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