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

Classification
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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

Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

jmaughn

Date

October 31, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

jmaughn

Date

October 21, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Sea Otter Enhydra lutris

Observer

hikingtony

Date

October 20, 2014 03:03 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

miroungazalophus

Date

October 9, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

California Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

October 15, 2014 12:00 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Sorry for the cruddy iPhone zoom!

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

California Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

dpom

Date

October 16, 2014 10:27 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

jmaughn

Date

October 14, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

California Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

dpom

Date

October 11, 2014 01:32 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

mytilludie

Date

October 12, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Observer

mytilludie

Date

October 12, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Right by the gate to the docks. Roughly 8 feet away from where we stood. Diving for mussels.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

jmaughn

Date

October 10, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

jmaughn

Date

October 7, 2014

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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Conservation Summary