11th April 2012
SEA OTTERSOrder CarnivoraFamily Mustelidae (weasel family)
• Smallest marine mammal• Thick fur, 2 layers    - Traps layer of air    - No blubber• Anchor themselves by wrapping in kelp• Use tools to break open shells• Threatened species    - hunted, oil spills, killer whales• Size: 60 - 90 lbs• Lifespan: 10 - 20 years• Birth rate: 1 pup per year per female

SEA OTTERS
Order Carnivora
Family Mustelidae (weasel family)

• Smallest marine mammal
• Thick fur, 2 layers
    - Traps layer of air
    - No blubber
• Anchor themselves by wrapping in kelp
• Use tools to break open shells
• Threatened species
    - hunted, oil spills, killer whales
• Size: 60 - 90 lbs
• Lifespan: 10 - 20 years
• Birth rate: 1 pup per year per female

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