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

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Sea Otter Enhydra lutris

Observer

cem

Date

August 14, 2015

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(Somewhere...)

Description

About 20

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Sea Otter Enhydra lutris

Observer

cem

Date

August 11, 2015

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Square

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Sea Otter Enhydra lutris

Observer

brook

Date

April 24, 2016 08:42 AM PDT

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Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

gbentall

Date

April 24, 2016 06:30 AM PDT

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Description

Group of 30 plus pups in a canopy mix I've never seen before: Macrocystis, Zostera (at the bottom closest to shore), and Ulva intestinalis (fluffy green stuff).

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Sea Otter Enhydra lutris

Observer

brook

Date

April 24, 2016 10:40 AM PDT

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Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

jay

Date

April 18, 2016 01:43 PM MDT

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Description

Not sure if the otter was injured or tired, but the gulls kept pecking at its fur, especially on the trail.

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Sea Otter Enhydra lutris

Observer

psweet

Date

August 4, 2012 11:40 AM CDT

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(Somewhere...)

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Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

jay

Date

April 13, 2016 04:45 PM MDT

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Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

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rjadams55

Date

April 16, 2016

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Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

rjadams55

Date

April 16, 2016

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(Somewhere...)

Description

Mother otter with her young. This one was eating a large clam. While distant, I believe it is a Washington Clam (Saxidomus nuttalli). Your verdict Ms. @gbentall ?

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Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

matty

Date

April 18, 2016 05:22 PM PDT

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Description

apparently sea otters eat birds- I had no idea

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Sea Otter Enhydra lutris

Observer

marirn

Date

March 6, 2016 11:12 AM PST

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(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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