What is a sea otter's adaptation?

Answer Sea otters are the smallest marine mammal. They belong to the Mustelidae family that also includes weasels and ferrets. Sea otters have evolved remarkable adaptations, which allow them to spend vir... 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 »

How do sea otters reproduce?

Sea otters are thick-furred, endangered sea animals, in the weasel family, that tend to spend most of their life in the water. When sea otters reproduce, they create pups that are born and nurtured... Read More »

Where were otters introduced to NZ?

Otters are native to all continents with the exception of Antarctica, Australia and New Zealand. Otters living in New Zealand are the result of escapes from zoos or private owners. There are report... Read More »