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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What

Sea Otter Enhydra lutris

Observer

alexshepard

Date

March 23, 2015 01:51 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

sea otter Enhydra lutris

Observer

cwood

Date

March 22, 2015 10:30 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

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.

Photos / Sounds

What

Sea Otter Enhydra lutris

Observer

dibantis

Date

March 23, 2015 05:01 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

There was a raft of them just beyond the surfers

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Sea Otter Enhydra lutris

Observer

finatic

Date

February 17, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Monterey County, California, US

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

California Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

March 15, 2015 11:56 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

dpom

Date

March 14, 2015 10:04 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

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What

sea otter Enhydra lutris

Observer

jeanee

Date

March 6, 2015 12:43 PM PST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

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.

Photos / Sounds

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What

California Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

March 12, 2015 10:24 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

California Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

March 12, 2015 07:27 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Two tags - orange/red and green.

Photos / Sounds

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What

California Sea Otter Enhydra lutris

Observer

dpom

Date

March 12, 2015 12:43 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

California Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

March 8, 2015 08:10 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

marisa_a

Date

March 8, 2015 09:08 AM 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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