Are sea otters overhunted?

Answer On One Hand: An Endangered SpeciesIn the 18th and 19th centuries, hunters severely depleted the sea otter population because they wanted their coats. This made it necessary for the U.S. government ... Read More »

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How big are otters?

The North American river otter (Lutra Canadensis) can reach 4 feet in length and weigh between 20 and 28 pounds. The sea otter (Enhydra lutris), which lives off the coast in the Pacific Ocean from ... Read More »

Information on Otters?

Otters are semi-aquatic members of the weasel family, divided into 13 total subspecies. The most commonly known are the sea otter and North American river otter, both of which share their elongated... Read More »

Do sharks eat sea otters?

Sharks such as the great white shark will eat sea otters, states the Defenders of Wildlife website. The “National Audubon Society Field Guide to Mammals” notes that sea otters that spot sharks ... Read More »

How much do sea otters eat a day?

The amount that sea otters (scientific name: Enhydra lutris) eat is dependent upon their weight. Adult sea otters are able to eat 25 to 30 percent of their body weight in a single day. Female adu... Read More »