How do sea otters swim?

Answer Sea otters love the water and spend the majority of their lives swimming, floating and diving. They are usually floating or swimming on their bellies; they rarely swim face down and prefer to eat o... Read More »

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How fast do sea otters swim?

Weighing an average of 65 pounds, sea otters are not streamlined for fast movement through water. The fastest a sea otter can swim through water is about 5.5 miles per hour. They can stay underwate... Read More »

How fast do otters swim?

An otter is a carnivorous mammal that is found living along lakes, rivers and streams. Otters have short, powerful legs that help them reach speeds up to 6 miles per hour when swimming in the water... 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 »

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 »