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California Sea Otter

Enhydra lutris nereis

Description:

A good sized adult sea otter. This individual has just come up from diving and has its hammering stone on its chest and a crustacean or echinoderm in its paws.

Habitat:

Hunting along the bottom of Monterey Harbor.

Notes:

One of the best spots to see these guys. You can sometimes hear them smashing food against the sides of boats in the harbor.

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1 Comment

Ashutosh Dudhatra
Ashutosh Dudhatra 7 years ago

Hi ben....this beautiful otter is enlisted as endangered...consider adding it to mission http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/7376...

BenHoldridge
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BenHoldridge

Monterey, California, USA

Spotted on Jan 12, 2010
Submitted on Sep 3, 2014

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