Sea Otters

1. Are sea Otters endangered species?

Yes, Oil Spills, Conflict with Humans, and Habitat Degradation.

2. How can we keep them protected?

There is really nothing we can do about it. Now that the Sea Otters are protected. Except for the fact that Oil Spills poison the Sea Otters food. The sea Otters don't get affected, unless the oil gets in their mouth, because they have blubber skin and thick fur.

3. Where do they live?

Sea otters live in shallow coastal waters off the northern Pacific. Their historic range stretched from Japan, along the coast of Siberia and the Aleutian Chain and down the Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and California coast to Baja California.

4. What do they eat?

Sea otters eat urchins, abalone, mussels, clams, crabs, snails and about 40 other marine species. Sea otters eat approximately 25 percent of their weight in food each day to support their high metabolism.

5. How long can Sea Otters live?

10-15 yrs.

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