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 What is a sea otter's winter adaptation?

Answer Sea otters are so well adapted to their marine habitat that they rarely come ashore. Their ability to maintain body heat in cold water sustains them year-round as they eat, play, sleep, give birth ... Read More »
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What is a winter adaptation?

Potomac Appalachian Trail Club naturalist Bob Pickett explains that because "early mammals evolved in tropical habitats," later mammals would have to adopt winter adaptations "to survive under cond... 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 »
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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 »
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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 »
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