Information on Otters?

Answer 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 »

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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 »

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 »

Are there otters in alaska?

Alaska's waters are home to an estimated 70,000 sea otters, according to a 2008 estimate by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Otters live off the Aleutians, Kodiak and the south-central and s... Read More »

What is being done to save sea otters?

Sea otters were hunted almost to extinction in the 18th through early 20th centuries. Several measures are in place to save this mammal.FactsThe sea otter habitat originally ranged from Baja, Calif... Read More »