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How many hairs does a sea otter have in just one square inch of coat?

Toola, the female sea otter who inspired California state legislation to better protect her species and was a pioneer in surrogate motherhood for stranded pups.

This undated image provided by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation shows Toola, a sea otter who died at the aquarium, Saturday March in Monterey, Calif. Believed to be 15 or Toola succumbed to natural causes and to the infirmities of age.

10 fotografías submarinas ganadoras del concurso Our World Underwater 2013.

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Extreme ~ Great white sharks are like the grizzly bears of the sea. What may start as a peaceful and beautiful encounter can go completely south in a split second. Wild animals must ALWAYS be treated with respect and caution.

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Otter is in awe of how adorable she is

Seattle Aquarium в Твиттере: «Need some help getting through this Monday?

Verzasca River [Switzerland]

Diving in Verzasca River Diver in crystal clear water of Verzasca river in Ticino - Switzerland. Photograph by Marc Henauer (Not "the sea", but it fits).

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Sea otter pup Ellie bobs in the water with a snack - April 2016

The Sea Otter is the largest member of family Mustelidae, and the smallest marine mammal. Sea Otters are more aquatic even than seals and sea lions, because they mate and give birth in the water. They are tool users, using rocks to pound open hard-shelled prey, such as abalone. Once hunted almost to extinction for their fur, but now protected, they have made a comeback. This has stirred controversy where their predation on abalone, crabs, clams, and sea urchins affects shellfisheries…

The Sea Otter is the largest member of family Mustelidae, and the smallest marine mammal. Sea Otters are more aquatic even than seals and sea lions, because they mate and give birth in the water. They are tool users, using rocks to pound open hard-shelled prey, such as abalone. Once hunted almost to extinction for their fur, but now protected, they have made a comeback. This has stirred controversy where their predation on abalone, crabs, clams, and sea urchins affects shellfisheries…

Two researchers from the University of California, Santa Cruz have suggested that sea otters could play a significant role in the fight against global warming. A healthy population of otters would lead to a reduction in sea urchins—which the otters feed on—and thus allow kelp forests to prosper. Kelp is often consumed by sea urchins, but if enabled to grow to maturity the plant could absorb as much as 12 times the amount of CO2 from the atmosphere than it does at its current rate.

Santa Cruz Team Proposes That Sea Otters Could Help Slow Global Warming

Two researchers from the University of California, Santa Cruz have said that sea otters could be the key to fighting global warming.

Milo Burcham's photo of sea otter momma hugging her baby

Female Sea Otter (Brown) Holding Newborn Pup Out Of Water, Prince William Sound, Southcentral Alaska, Winter Poster Print x

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