Sea Otter

Sea Otter

Sea otters consume 20-25% of their body weight each day, eating 3-4 times a day, and tend to be specialized in their choice of prey.

Sea otters consume 20 to 25% of their body weight each day and usually eat 3 to 4 times a day. They obtain most of their water from prey but also drink seawater to satisfy thirst.

Sea otter individuals tend to be specialized in their choice of prey. One otter may consume only urchins and crabs while another may eat mostly fish, depending on the abilities of the individual and local food availability.


Image | ©️ Ashley_Murphy, 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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