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Enhydra lutris; Southern Sea Otter   

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Enhydra lutris
Enhydra lutris
Southern Sea Otter
Photographer: Lovell and Libby Langstroth
Organization: California Academy of Sciences
Collection: CalAcademy

ID: 0000 0000 0905 0322 (2005-09-12)

Copyright © 2005 California Academy of Sciences

  • date of photo  between 1980 and 1985
  • latitude 36.54630   longitude -121.93121   max error distance 2866 meters     View on Google Maps.
  • horizontal datum World Geodetic System 1984
  • georeferencing source GeoLocate
  • location   Carmel Bay (Monterey County, California, US)
  • family Mustelidae
  • order Carnivora
  • class Mammalia
  • habitat  Marine
  • notes   These sea otters have dense fur and often float on their backs, wrapped in kelp, legs extended, thus protecting thenselves from the cold water and fixing their position. They can use their fore paws to groom themseves and their hind paws and tail to swim when floating in this position.
  • camera   Nikon
  • photo category: Animal - Mammal

  • common names   Nutria Marina, Sea Otter (ITIS ) Southern Sea Otter (photographer)
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