Starting at 2 months of age, sea otters are capable of diving to depths of at least 45 m., but prefer coastal waters up to 30 m. deep to find food easier.
While sea otters are capable of diving to depths of at least 45 meters, they prefer coastal waters up to 30 meters deep. The shallower the water, the less time is spent diving to reach food.
Pups start diving at 2 months of age.
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• Sources | (Allegra & Gunderson 2012; Estes, 1980; Lockwood, 2006; Nowak, 1999; Paine, 1993)
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