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The Sea Otter Enhydra lutris. Leilana Townsend Jesse Covert. Natural Habitat. The Pacific Ocean The coast of California to the coast Japan . Life History Characteristics. Diet: urchins, abalone, mussels, clams, crabs, snails, and about 40 other marine species

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the sea otter enhydra lutris

The Sea OtterEnhydralutris

Leilana Townsend

Jesse Covert

natural habitat
Natural Habitat
  • The Pacific Ocean
  • The coast of California to the coast Japan
life history characteristics
Life History Characteristics
  • Diet: urchins, abalone, mussels, clams, crabs, snails, and about 40 other marine species
  • Size: Height- 4-5 ft Weight- 45 lbs (females) 65 (males)
  • Housing Requirements: They sleep on top of the water
  • Climate Requirements: Water and minimal land
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More..
  • Relationship with other species: Prey- (refer back to diet) Predator- Orcas, Sea Lions, Bald Eagles, Great White Sharks, Polar Bear
  • It takes 3-6 years to be sexually mature (Pregnancy lasts for 6-8 months)
  • They usually have 1 pup but can have twins
  • They reproduce year round, but mainly in May and June
  • Otters are “Pack” animals
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Otters are “Pack” animals

  • They float together in groups of less than 10 to more than 100 called “rafts”
the sea otter is endangered because of
The Sea Otter is endangered because of..
  • Oil spills
  • Potential fisheries
  • Predation
  • Disease events
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Population: 2004-07 106,822

  • Nothing is being done to save them at the moment, they are researching how
works cited
Works Cited
  • http://www.bio.davidson.edu/Courses/anphys/2000/Boehm/Habitats.html
  • http://www.defenders.org/sea-otter/basic-facts
  • http://www.kidsplanet.org/coolstuff/otters/faq.html
  • http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090316114526AARbMzR
  • http://www.seaotter-sealion.org/seaotter/factsseaotter.html
  • http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/7750/0
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