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This sleepy river otter also has a playful side. These water-loving mammals seem to take pleasure in sliding and diving and can swim gracefully with their webbed feet and paddlelike tails. Otters have specialized nostrils and ears that close in the water, as well as water-repellent fur. Young otters begin to swim when they are only about two months old. River otters live in burrows by the edge of rivers or lakes in close proximity to the fish they feed on.
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