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California Sea Otter

Enhydra lutris nereis


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.


Hunting along the bottom of Monterey Harbor.


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

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Monterey, California, USA

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

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