Sea Otter

Sea Otter

Sea otters are diurnal with crepuscular peaks in foraging activity and spend 15-55% of their time foraging, depending on food availability.

Sea otters are diurnal with crepuscular peaks in foraging activity.

Sea otters spend 15 to 55% of their time foraging, depending on food availability. Foraging dives usually last 50 to 90 seconds, but otters can remain submerged for nearly 6 minutes.

The sea otter feeding process, including foraging, eating, and cleaning their fur after a meal, lasts 2 to 3 hours and sea otters tend to eat 3 to 4 times a day.


Image | ©️ Rich Miller, Some Rights Reserved(CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Sources | (Allegra & Gunderson 2012; Cohn, 1998; Estes, 1980; Estes, Underwood, & Karmann, 1986; Fisher, 1939; Limbaugh, 1961; Nowak, 1999; Paine, 1993)

 

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