Sea Otter

Sea Otter

Sea otters hunt on the sea floor using their sensitive whiskers to locate prey and their small, agile forepaws to capture the prey and pull it apart.

Sea otter hunting occurs on the sea floor.

Sea otters have circular, furry faces with short noses, rounded eyes and ears, and long whiskers that assist in foraging for food. Sea otters use their sensitive whiskers to locate small creatures in the dense kelp beds and crevices.

The sea otter’s hind legs are long and the paws are broad, flat and webbed. The forelimbs are short and have retractable claws, which help with grooming and eating. Sea otters use their small, agile forepaws to capture the prey and rub, roll, twist, and pull the prey apart.


Image | ©️ Sab_k, Some Rights ReservedPixabay
Sources | (Allegra & Gunderson 2012; Cohn, 1998; Estes, 1980; Estes, Underwood, & Karmann, 1986; Fisher, 1939; Limbaugh, 1961; Nowak, 1999; Paine, 1993)

 

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