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  1. Sea Otter Cove: A Relaxation Story introducing deep breathing to decrease stress and anger while promoting peaceful sleep (Indigo Ocean Dreams) by Lori Lite, 2008-10-15
  2. What If There Were No Sea Otters?: A Book about the Ocean Ecosystem (Food Chain Reactions) by Suzanne Buckingham Slade, 2010-08-01
  3. A Raft of Sea Otters by Vicki Leon, 2005-04-10
  4. Sea Otters by G. R. Vanblaricom, 2001-11-15
  5. Sea Otters by John A. Love, 1992-08-11
  6. Sea Otter Rescue by Roland Smith, 1999-10-25
  7. Baby Sea Otter (Seaworld Library) by Patricia A. Pingry, 2006-05-30
  8. Sea Otters Gambolling in the Wild, Wild Surf by John Bennett, 2006-01-23
  9. The Adventures of Phokey the Sea Otter: Based on a True Story by Marianne Riedman, 1996-08
  10. Baby Sea Otter by Betty Tatham, 2005-09-01
  11. Sea Otters (Monterey Bay Aquarium Natural History Series) by Marianne Riedman, 1990-12-01
  12. Lootas, Little Wave Eater: An Orphaned Sea Otter's Story by Clare Hodgson Meeker, 2002-01-08
  13. Sea Otters: A Natural History and Guide by Roy Nickerson, 1998-03-01
  14. Saving Sea Otters, Stories of Survival by Elin Kelsey, 1999-11-15

1. Discovery Online - Sea Otters
Sea Otters From the Cradle to the Wave by Jane Ellen Stevens Tens of thousands oframbunctious sea otters the typeA creatures of the animal world once
Sea Otters:
From the Cradle to the Wave
by Jane Ellen Stevens

Tens of thousands of rambunctious sea otters the type-A creatures of the animal world once played, foraged and raised their pups along the entire California shoreline. From the mid-1700s to the early 1900s, fur traders killed all except one small group that survived in a remote cove. Under heavy protection, those 32 multiplied to 2,377. Since 1995, however, the numbers have been declining to 2,114 this spring. And recent news is even more grim: The annual fall otter count found less than 2,000 otters on the California coast. No one knows why the numbers are declining so dramatically. To turn the tide, the Monterey Bay Aquarium has been rescuing orphaned pups and sick adult otters and treating them in its Sea Otter Research and Conservation Program. Come along to see how they rehabilitate wayward otters and be on hand as the otters are returned to the wild. Start your journey here.
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2. Sea Otters
Sea Otters. By Valerie A. (This Sea Otters are cute and a very popularattraction. Here are some interesting facts about Sea Otters. Sea
Sea Otters
By Valerie A
(This photograph came from the book The Amber Forest) Sea Otters are cute and a very popular attraction. Here are some interesting facts about Sea Otters. Sea Otters have a nickname which is "Old men of the Sea" because of the white whiskers they sometimes have on their faces. The scientific name for the otters is Enhydra Lutris which means otter in the water. Groups of otters are called rafts. Enhydra Lutris eats abalone, kelp, clams, and sea urchins. Sea Otters have big appetites. Mature male otters can consume 5,000 pounds of food each year. Although otters will eat any kind of marine animal, they tend to favor slow moving prey over speedier fish. Sea Otters are among the smallest of all mammals. Big lower teeth are used to scoop meat out of shells. Male otters grow to just over 4 feet long including their tails. Sea otters babies are almost as big as their mother. Their webbed feet act like flippers. Sea Otters are really interesting, but they were becoming extinct because they were hunted for their pelts (fur). We must try to save them. Sea Otters are cute and cool. I just hope they don't become extinct! HOME OCEANS

3. Sea Otters
Sea otters, the smallest of all marine mammals, maintain ecosystemsby devouring sea urchins that destroy kelp forests. Sea Otters.
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Sea otters consume approximately 20% of their body weight in food daily. They dive to the bottom of their shallow shoreline habitat to feed upon sea urchins, clams, oysters, and other shellfish. Only strong males are able to catch fish. The otters return to the surface with their prey, float on their backs, and strike the shellfish together or against rocks to pry them open. Sea otters have a strong influence on coastal ecosystems. They restrict the sea urchin populations in near-shore habitats, allowing kelp forests to flourish (sea urchins graze heavily on kelp). It's easy to see where sea otters thrive: Just look for abundant kelp. Pups are born (generally one per litter) after a six-month gestation period and remain with their mother for 12 weeks. Fathers play no role in the offspring's upbringing; the two sexes tend to remain separate except when breeding. There are three subspecies of sea otters, two of which are in the United States. The Southern, or California, sea otter ( Enhydra lutris nereis ) is represented by only one population in California and is declining at a disturbing rate. The Northern sea otter (

4. Sea Otters
Sea Otters. Why Are They Endangered? They started to explore the PacificOcean for Sea Otters because Sea Otter fur got very popular in China.
Sea Otters
Why Are They Endangered?
The Europeans didn't know about the Sea Otter until 1741. They found the Sea Otter when some men were down on the beach and the Sea Otters were in a bed of kelp.
The sailors started killing them for food, clothing and fur blankets. They started to explore the Pacific Ocean for Sea Otters because Sea Otter fur got very popular in China.
Spanish settlers traded otter pelts to the Europeans for things that they needed. The Sea Otters off of the California Coast soon became endangered.
The U.S.A., Russia, Japan, and Great Britain decided in 1911 that they would no longer hunt seals or Sea Otters. By that time, everybody thought the Sea Otter was extinct, but, there were a few hidden in the Bays and coves of the Aleutian Islands.
Facts About The Sea Otter:
Where they live: The Sea Otter lives in the Pacific Ocean. They dwell near the Western shores and the United States. Sea Otters seldom leave the water.
Activities: Sea Otters mostly swim on their back. They also eat and sleep on their back by floating. To keep warm and comfortable they sleep on their back in a bunch of kelp.
Food: Sea Otters eat a fifth of their own body weight. They eat octopus, fish, jelly fish, clams, crabs, sea urchins, mussels, abalones and squid. To break open their food they either use rocks or bang them against each other. Sea Otters dive 180 feet for their food and can stay under water for 4 minutes to catch their food.

5. ABServo - Dolphins, Sea Lions And Otters - Sea World
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6. Marine Mammals - Sea Otters
Sea Otters. Common Name Sea Otter. Sea otters have (mustachelike) vibrissaeand external ears like a sea lion's with excellent hearing capabilities.
Sea Otters Common Name: Sea Otter Scientific Name: Enhydra lutris nereis Class: Mammalia Family: Mustelidae of the suborder Fissipedia Order: Carnivora Sea otters are native to American and Asian shores of the North Pacific Ocean where they can find regions with kelp and shallow intertidal waters with a rocky or sandy bottom. These marine mammals have a very thick fur with about 850,000 to a million of hair per square inch. Their fur coat consists of 2 layers, an undercoat of shorter hair and guard hairs, which are longer. This is used to trap a layer of air next to the skin which does not allow the skin to get wet. The fur coat color is usually dark brown, and often with lighter guard hairs. These animals head are round with triangular noses. Sea otters have (mustache-like) vibrissae and external ears like a sea lion's with excellent hearing capabilities. Their small eyes serve them good with good vision in and out of water. They have strong canine teeth for tearing food and flat molars for crushing shells. Their forepaws with retracting claws (similar to a cat's paw) help them to grab and hold their prey while the use their teeth to crush or tear it apart. Also their forepaws are used to groom themselves to force the air bubbles to form a layer of air near their skins to serve as insulation for warmth and provide buoyancy. Their flattened tail flipper-like hind feet gives them great propulsion powers to chase after their preys and to escape from their hunters. They usually eat 25% to 30% of their body weight daily in order to maintain a high level of internal heat production. When it is time they will dive for as long as 5 minutes to gather food and place it in a pouch that is made of loosen skin in the forepaws.

7. Sea Otters
Sea otters are the smallest marine animals. And underwater. Sea otters'fur keeps them warm by trapping a layer of air next to their skin.
Sea otters are the smallest marine animals. And otters are different from other marine mammals, such as seals, and whales, because they depend only on their fur to stay warm in their cold ocean home. Their fur keeps them warm by trapping a thin layer of air next to their skin, even when they are diving underwater.
Sea otters' fur keeps them warm by trapping a layer of air next to their skin. The Problem
What would happen to a sea otter if its fur were coated with thick, black oil? Oil tankersships that sometimes carry millions of liters of oilsail up and down the Pacific coast from California to Alaska. The tankers pass right through sea otter habitat. If an oil tanker wrecks, oil spills into the ocean, threatening otters and other creatures. My friends and I began some research to answer two questions: 1) How does oil affect sea otters; and 2) can otters be cleaned and returned to the wild, if they become oiled? We discovered that when a sea otter's fur was oiled, the fur can no longer hold the protective air layer. Without this air layer, the otters could not stay warm and would eventually die. We needed to find a way to clean oiled sea otters so that the air layer could be restored.

8. Sea Otters
Sea otters sea Otters were hunted allmost to extinction. Discovery Online Sea Otters From the cradle to the wave. Sea otter picture gallery.
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Sea Otters were hunted allmost to extinction. Today they are on the Endangered Species list and are making a comeback. They eat sea urchins, octopus, mussels, clams and crabs. Sea Otter picture by Karl W. Kenyon Friends of the Sea Otter Discovery Online - Sea Otters From the cradle to the wave. Sea otter picture gallery. Monterey Bay Aquarium: Focus On Sea Otters Otter cam, picture gallery, exhibit, life at sea, back from the brink. If you are ever in the Monterey area go check out this place. Enhydra lutris lives in shallow water areas along the shores of the North Pacific.

9. Sea Otters
Sea Otters. Enhydra lutris These sea otters were photographed in the harborat Seward, Alaska. I am captivated by their faces and behavior.
Sea Otters
Enhydra lutris
Nature Photography by Barbara Jordan
These sea otters were photographed in the harbor at Seward, Alaska. I am captivated by their faces and behavior. Sea otters are very at home in the water and seldom venture far from shore.
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10. Friends Of The Sea Otter (FSO)
Home page of Friends of the sea Otter, a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the threatened Category Society Issues Species Loss Mammals Marine Mammals...... sea Otter (FSO) is an advocacy group dedicated to actively working with state andfederal agencies to maintain the current protections for sea otters as well
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Friends of the Sea Otter (FSO) is an advocacy group dedicated to actively working with state and federal agencies to maintain the current protections for sea otters as well as to increase and broaden these preservation efforts. We wish to inspire the public at large about the otters' unique behavior and habitat. During the fur trade of the 18th and 19th centuries, southern sea otters were hunted to near extinction. Today only about 2,200 otters can be found off California's central coast. Since January 1977, US Fish and Wildlife Service has placed sea otters on the Endangered Species list so they are protected by state and federal laws. Would you like to join Friends of the Sea Otter and help us protect this remarkable animal? Please click here to SIGN UP AS A NEW MEMBER . You will receive an immediate 15% Discount on any purchases you make when you SHOP AT OUR ONLINE STORE . All membership dues, donations and profits from our retail and online sales directly support FSO’s ongoing advocacy and educational programs.

For Information about our FREE IN-SCHOOL PROGRAM ( click here For Information about the Southern Sea Otter ( in English )
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11. Monterey Bay Aquarium: Focus On Sea Otters
Renowned California aquarium offers educational material about sea otters. Check out the otter cam and the FAQ.
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Our exhibit otters and the special care they receive Life at Sea A look at the lives of sea otters in the wild Back from the Brink Nearly hunted to extinction, sea otters have made a comeback, but their future remains unclear

12. GoldenStateImages - Sea Otter Photography
Photography of sea otters taken in the wild along the southern California coast.
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13. Sea Otter -- Kids' Planet -- Defenders Of Wildlife
The sea otter is the largest member of the weasel family. Southern sea otters typically reach about four feet in length.
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Fax: 202-682-1331 STATUS: Threatened off California. DESCRIPTION: The sea otter has the thickest fur in the animal kingdom. Unlike other marine mammals, the sea otter does not have a layer of blubber (fat) to help keep it warm. If an otter’s fur gets coated with oil or any other substance, it can easily die from cold and exposure. SIZE: The sea otter is the largest member of the weasel family. Southern sea otters typically reach about four feet in length. Females average 45 pounds, while males average 65 pounds. Northern sea otters can reach up to 100 pounds. POPULATION: Today there are about 2,000 southern sea otters off the coast of California. There are between 27,500 and 52,500 northern sea otters residing in Alaska, Canada and Washington. There are approximately 15,000 in Russia. Two hundred years ago, demand for the otter’s pelt nearly led to its extinction. LIFESPAN: Male sea otters live an average of ten to 15 years, while female sea otters live an average of 15 to 20 years. RANGE: The sea otter’s historic range stretched from Japan, along the coast of Siberia and the Aleutian Chain and down the Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and California coast to Baja California.

14. The Otter Project - Helping Southern Sea Otters
Send a message that urges government officials to improve sea otter research and conservation programs. and today there are only 1 950 southern sea otters left alive. sea otters are what scientists refer to as "keystone
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The Otter Project exists to promote the rapid recovery of the California sea otter, an indicator of near shore ocean health, by facilitating research and communicating research results to the general public and policy makers. Our Point of View:
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Our vision is of a healthy sea otter population, a productive, diverse and healthy marine ecosystem, and sustainable fisheries along the California coast. Special thanks to Jeff Foott photography for providing the photos seen on this website. The Recovery Report
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15. OTTERNET.COM - Homepage
Species, habitats, conservation news, links to other sites, kids' area, and contests.Category Science Biology Mammalia Carnivora Mustelids otters...... sea otters use rocks to pry abalone off rocks and to break open shells.Our sea otters are one of the rare mammals who use tools. We




Kids - Your Source for Otter
Fun, Facts, and Faces If you are looking for information on otters, you've come to the right place! Otternet has a wealth of interesting facts on otters. Our 40 + pages will help you with getting the information you need. Otternet is the largest resource on the Internet for otter information. We have in-depth species profiles giving you tons of information on all 13 species of otter. We also have habitat overviews for the five continents otters live on; there you can find which otters live in each country, what the threats to them are, and their conservation status.
Otternet was formed to help educate people on otters - providing a wealth of facts not found anywhere else on the web, including a comprehensive Links page. Many species of otter are either threatened or endangered. Otters, once sought after for their fur, are making a comeback in some areas. Although there is still the threat of illegal poaching, otters are faring better than earlier this century due to the assistance of many organizations throughout the world. Inhabiting five of the continents of the world, Otters are truly amazing mammals. Otters are unique in many ways. For instance, Otters are the only marine mammals to have fur instead of blubber. There are thirteen species of otters alive today. There used to be fourteen, but the fourteenth otter, Maxwell's otter, is presumed extinct due to draining of their waters to perform genocide in Iraq. Otters are very smart; they are one of only a handful of tool using mammals. Sea Otters use rocks to pry abalone off rocks and to break open shells.

16. Encyclopedia Smithsonian: Marine And Sea Otters
Bibliography of technical and popular articles from the Encyclopedia Smithsonian.
Marine Otters - Technical Brownell, R.L., Jr. 1978 Ecology and conservation of the marine otter, Lutra felina Otters, Proceedings of the First Working Meeting of the IUCN - SSC Otter Specialist Group, Paramaribo, Suriname . IUCN Publication New Series, pp. 104-106. Cabello, C.C. 1978 La nutria de mar ( Lutra felina ) en la Isla de Chiloe, Chile. Otters, Proceedings of the First Working Meeting of the IUCN - SSC Otter Specialist Group, Paramaribo, Suriname . IUCN Publication New Series, pp. 108-118. La nutria de mar en la Isla de Chiloe . Corporacion National Forestal, Bol. Tec. 6, pp. 1-37. Castilla, J.C. 1982 Nuevas observaciones sobre conducta, ecologia y densidad de Lutra felina (Molina 1782) (Carnivora: Mustelidae) en Chile . Publicaciones Ocas. Mus. Nac. Hist. Nat.. No. 38, pp. 197-206. (In Spanish with English summary.) Estes, J.A. 1986 Marine otters and their environment. Ambio , Vol.15, No. 3, pp. 181-183. Grimwood, I.R. 1969 Notes on the Distribution and Status of Some Peruvian Mammals 1968 . Special publication 21, American Committee for International Wildlife Protection and New York Zoological Society, Bronx, New York. 86 pp.

17. Friends Of The Sea Otter - Sea Otter Information
Material; Cal. Otter Range Map; California sea Otter Census; EndangeredSpecies; FAQs about sea otters; How Can I Help the sea Otter? Oil
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    19. CeasarsRock Features "The Marine Animals Of Monterey Bay"
    Features, characteristics, and local habitat of fish, octopus, squid, seals, sea otters, and whales of the Monterey Bay region in California.
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    20. Discovery Online - Sea Otters: Inside The Otter Nursery
    sea otters Main Inside the Otter Nursery Meet Hunter Thelma and Eddie ReleasingThelma Otter Hangouts WebLinks FEATURE STORIES Pictures and video Jane Ellen
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    It’s been a strenuous afternoon. Summer, a 3-month-old sea otter pup, has worn herself out during an hour-long romp in the cold Pacific Ocean waters with otter surrogate Candice Tahara. The pup wraps her furry body around a yellow towel her security blanket in the Monterey Bay Aquarium sea otter nursery. She’s ready for a nap. But first, caretaker Julie Hymer wants to feed Summer. Hymer warms a bottle of sea otter formula a super-high-fat blend of liquefied squid, clams, cod liver oil, half-and-half, vitamins and minerals. She tests the formula's temperature on her wrist. Now seven months pregnant with her second child, Hymer raised baby sea otters for 10 years before the birth of her daughter. "It took me a week before I began talking to her," she says. That made no sense until she explained the first rule in raising sea otter pups: Don’t talk to them. Hard lessons in otter care The staff of the Sea Otter Research and Conservation Program (SORAC) has learned some hard lessons since the first orphaned otter was brought to the aquarium in 1984.
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