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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


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



The sea otter is endangered because of
The Sea Otter is endangered because of..

  • Oil spills

  • Potential fisheries

  • Predation

  • Disease events



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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