While it may appear to be adorable, sea otters hold hands for a practical purpose. The behavior known as 'rafting' is where single sex groups of sea otters numbering anywhere from two to several hundred group together, o... More »

Sea otters are highly intelligent and are very playful. There are 13 unique species of otters found throughout the world, and evidence indicates that otters may have been on the planet for millions of years. More »

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Although most mammals are terrestrial, many species inhabit the world’s oceans and seas, including seals, otters, whales and dolphins. As air-breathing mammals, these creatures must return to the water's surface often to... More »

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Sea otters are mammals that belong to the weasel family, have the densest fur of all animals and are a keystone species. As a keystone species, the sea otter is critical for the health and well-being of a great number of... More »

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Although most mammals are terrestrial, many species inhabit the world’s oceans and seas, including seals, otters, whales and dolphins. As air-breathing mammals, these creatures must return to the water's surface often to... More »

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Sea otters eat mainly slow-moving fish and marine invertebrates, such as crabs, sea urchins, abalones, clams, mussels, snails and octopuses. However, the diet and eating habits of sea otters may vary depending upon the l... More »

Sea otters protect themselves from predators by escaping to dry land, hiding in kelp or swimming away. The main predators of sea otters are water-bound sharks and killer whales, so sea otters can protect themselves by cl... More »