Sea Otters are the reason kelp forests exist off the coast of California seaotters.com/2013/05/why…
Sea otters have pouches under their forearms. In one (usually the left) they like to keep their favourite rock. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea…
Otters keep their favorite stones under their arms when they're not using them to detach prey from the seabed and break it open. They've been known to form attachments to them and keep them throughout their lives. discoverwildlife.com/anim…
Sea otters have the densest fur in the world, with around 140,000 hairs per sq cm bbc.com/earth/story/20150…
Mishka, the first sea-otter to be diagnosed with asthma, was taught to use an inhaler originally designed for cats! cbsnews.com/news/sea-otte…
Baby otters can’t swim when they are born. It can take baby otters months to learn how to swim depending on their species. Sea otter moms need to carry babies on their belly or place them in kelp beds until they learn how to swim properly on their own. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
The religion of Zoroastrianism believes the otter ("water dog") is a highly sacred animal and believe in harsh punishments for those who kill them. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sag…
Whales used to have four legs. Whales descend from giant legged land mammals that moved like Otters. cnn.com/2019/04/04/health…
When mother otters dive for food, they tie their babies into kelp to ensure that they will not float away oceana.org/marine-life/ma…
Beavers have been successfully reintroduced to Knapdale in Scotland. Unofficial populations are thriving in the River Tay and its tributaries. They have also become established in the River Otter in Devon. The re-establishment of beavers has widespread public support. rewildingbritain.org.uk/r…
California sea otters blow air into their fur to keep them afloat and insulated. This is possible because of their amazingly thick and intricate fur that traps the air bubbles as they blow onto it. kqed.org/science/25908/th…
In some regions of Bangladesh, people fish using otters. Humans have used otters to fish for over 1400 years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ott…
Today I learned of Belkofski, Alaska. Belkofski hasn't had a population in over 30 years. It was originally inhabited by Aleuts who were settled by Russians to harvest sea otters. When the sea otters diminished, the population began to leave. The last 10 left in the 1980s and it's been uninhabited ever since. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bel…
Flushing cat poop kills sea otters by infecting them with toxoplasmosis futurity.org/how-cat-poop…
There is a group of sea wolves on Vancouver Island that can swim for miles and 90% of their diet is seafood. They primarily eat salmon but also forage on barnacles, lams, herring eggs, seals, and river otters. nationalgeographic.com/ma…
The scientists who first discovered the platypus thought it was fake. Although indigenous Aboriginal people already knew of the creature, European scientists assumed an egg-laying, duck-billed, beaver-tailed, otter-footed, venomous mammal had to be an elaborate hoax. daily.jstor.org/the-platy…
Sea otters hold hands while they're sleeping to keep from floating away from each other. mnn.com/earth-matters/ani…
Sea otters hold hands while they are sleeping thedodo.com/sea-otters-ho…
There was a sea otter with asthma who learned how to use a puffer nationalpost.com/news/can…
Although sea otters forage alone, they form large single-sex rafts to rest. The biggest otter raft that has been spotted so far contained 2000 male otters. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea…
A California Aquarium Once Apologized for Calling An Otter 'Thicc,' 'Chonky,' and an 'Absolute Unit' complex.com/life/2018/12/…
The unusual appearance of this egg-laying, duck-billed, beaver-tailed, otter-footed platypus baffled European naturalists when they first encountered it, and the first scientists to examine a preserved platypus body (in 1799) judged it a fake, made of several animals sewn together. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pla…
Sea otters have pockets and many adults carry their favorite rock at all times to break open clams and other shellfish. aquarium.org/a-sea-otters…
Aleut Alaskan tribesmen traveled as far south as LA for otter pelts to quench the Russian colonists demand. In 1811 they massacred the NicoleΓ±o nation on San Nicolas island off the LA coast, leaving only one surviver: Juana Maria. She lived on the island alone for 18 years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jua…
Otters have skin pockets for their favorite rocks. oceantoday.noaa.gov/seaot…
The sea otter has a loose pouch of skin that extends across the chest. In this pouch (preferentially the left one), the animal stores collected food to bring to the surface. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea…
Giant 6ft otters still exist in three remote river systems of South America. They hunt in packs and can even take on crocodiles. smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
A group of otters is called a romp en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…
Groups of Otters can successfully fight off crocodiles from their territory and have the capability to kill a Caimen video.nationalgeographic.…
Otters have the thickest fur of any animal - as many as 1 million hairs per square inch mnn.com/earth-matters/ani…
Sea Otters have the densest hair in the world, with up to 140,000 hairs per square centimeter. Humans have about 300/cmΒ² on their head. bbc.com/earth/story/20150…
Ancient Egyptians made statues of otters metmuseum.org/art/collect…
Polar bears are classified as marine mammals --others of which include species as varied as whales, seals, and otters. marinemammalcenter.org/ed…
Today I learned of the 2001 South Pole rescue, during which a Crew of a deHavilland Twin Otter managed the so far only ever plane landing/takeoff during Antarctic Winter. ctvnews.ca/w5/canadians-p…
Sea otters have the densest hair in the world, ranging from about 26,000 to 165,000 hairs per square centimeter. seaworld.org/animal-info/…
There is an aquarium in Japan where you can shake hands with otters kotaku.com/handshakes-don…
Otters will kill caimans, if needed, in their territory youtube.com/watch?v=gIoQG…
The North American River Otter, commonly thought of as cute and friendly, has been responsible for over 35 human attacks since the 1980s. Otters have also been known to kill large prey, which makes them apex predators in the wild. otterspecialistgroup.org/…
Fresh otter poop smells like jasmine tea wildlifetrusts.org/identi…
There is a zoo in Japan that has tiny holes in the otter enclosure allowing for people who visit the zoo to shake hands with the otters. en.rocketnews24.com/2013/…
Today I learned of Juana Maria, the last indigenous inhabitant of San Nicolas Island. After Aleut otter hunters massacred most of her tribe, a relocation effort of the survivors to the mainland ended with her being stranded alone on the island for 18 years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jua…
Giant 6ft otters still exist in 3 remote river systems....and they hunt in packs. animals.nationalgeographi…
Baby otters can't swim at first, but their buoyancy makes it possible for the mother to wrap the pup in (sea)weeds to prevent it from drifting away when she needs to hunt seaworld.org/en/animal-in…
Sea otters, to keep warm, have the densest fur in the mammal kingdom! (up to a million hairs per square inch!) defenders.org/sea-otter/b…
A writer lived as a badger, an otter and an urban fox as research for a book. This included sitting in a hole eating earthworms and, together with his family, sniffing each other’s poo in the woods to identify it. oxfordtoday.ox.ac.uk/inte…
Otters (collectively) can kill a Caiman. youtu.be/gIoQGs8lvxk
Otters engage in necrophelia so much that it's beginning to impact their populations vancouversun.com/touch/ne…
Sea otters hold hands when they sleep so they don’t drift apart mnn.com/earth-matters/ani…
Sea otters with pink noses are females. Otters mate in the water, and males bite the females on the nose and face to hold them in position...so scar tissue turns the females' noses pink. elephantseal.org/Marine-m…
There were giant apex predator otters roaming China millions of years ago. click.et.npr.org/?qs=a990…
Sea Otters have the densest fur of any mammal in the world seaworld.org/animal-info/…
Sea otters use rocks as tools and keep them tucked away about their persons. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Too…
Sea otters are one of the only natural predators of sea urchins which makes them a keystone species in helping to maintain the balance of kelp ecosystems. Because they help maintain the kelp ecosystem, they are indirectly helping to reduce levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide. defenders.org/sea-otter/b…
In Japanese folklore, Otters were considered very dangerous as they would shapeshift into beautiful women or little children and kill men. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ott…
Sea Otters have a ''favorite rock'' they store in a special pouch. This rock is used for various things, such as cracking open shellfish and clams. smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
Some otters juggle rocks geekologie.com/2017/12/ha…
Sea Otters have a pouch that they use to keep their favorite rock. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea…
Sea otter will hold unattended otter pups as hostage to force mom otter give up foraged food as ransom youtube.com/watch?v=2JsDp…
Tim Matheson, known for his role as Eric "Otter" Stratton in the film Animal House, was also the voice of Jonny Quest. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim…
The lovable cute Otters has the tendency to drown other animals and some can grow up to 6ft in size. nationalgeographic.com/an…
A non profit group called Nurtured by Nature in California provides the opportunity for children with terminal illnesses to swim and play with otters. nurturedbynature.org/miss…
Sea Otters are known to hold hands in groups - called a raft - while they eat, sleep and rest, to prevent families losing each other while adrift on water. thecrazyfacts.com/sea-ott…
Goose bumps appear in "many mammals besides humans; a prominent example [being] porcupines, which raise their quills when threatened, or sea otters when they encounter sharks or other predators." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goo…
Otters juggle rocks, and no one really knows why. Otters also use rocks to open mollusks, and are one of only a few animals who use tools. youtube.com/watch?v=a0r6Q…
There's a giant salamander native to North America called the Hellbender, with nicknames including "Snot Otter" and "Lasagna Lizard," among others en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hel…
DNA research proved that Red Pandas actually belong to the Musteloidea superfamily. Which makes them relatives of racoon, otters and weasels. They also have their own family : Ailuridae, within which they are the only specie not extinct. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ail…
Sea otters have the densest fur of the animal kingdom with about 1,000,000 hairs per square inch. livescience.com/33083-wei…
, that in Zoroastrianism, the atonement for killing a water-dog (otter) is to kill ten thousand frogs, ten thousand snakes, then thousand tortoises, ten thousand... in it's place. avesta.org/vendidad/vd14s…
In 2006 a beaver pair moved to Alhambra creek in California. When they did they transformed the area into a wildlife refuge, revitalizing populations of River Otters, Minks, and various birds. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
There is a marine park in Japan where you can shake hands with otters. japantoday.com/category/t…
Contrary to popular belief, according to Jessica Fujii an otter researcher, otters do not have a favorite rock that they keep hakaimagazine.com/article…
The density of the fur of an otter is incredible 50.000 hairs per square centimeter herz-fuer-tiere.de/ratgeb…
The roars of the dinosaurs in Jurassic World come from different birds and an otter audubon.org/news/jurassic…
Sea otters have a skin pouch to store their favourite rocks oceantoday.noaa.gov/seaot…
Sea otters hold hands while sleeping so they don't drift away from eachotter mnn.com/earth-matters/ani…
Sea otters are known to drown baby seals and rape them blogfishx.blogspot.com/20…
Sea Otters have a favourite rock, which they store in a pouch under their arm (usually the left) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea…
Cute little otters are known to drown and rape baby seals....and then copulate with their corpse for up to another week news.discovery.com/animal…
The scientific term for a marine mammal (ex: river otter) scooting on its belly is "galumphing." fws.gov/refuge/Nestucca_B…
Sea otters lick and fluff their newborn for hours, causing their pup's fur to retain enough air to act as a floatation device. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea…
Today I learned of Nurtured By Nature, located in California offers the chance to, among other things, swim in a pool with otters. nurturedbynature.org/
Sea otters break open shellfish by first floating belly-up so their tummies work as tables, then putting a rock on this tummy-table and banging the shells on it until they break yostatus.com/14-surprisin…
Chevy Chase turned down Kevin Spacey's role in "American Beauty", Otter in "Animal House", Buzz Lightyear in "Toy Story", and Peter Venkman in Ghostbusters. imdb.com/name/nm0000331/b…
This simple frozen, coloured sugar-water treat has highly regional names, including 'freezie' (Canada), 'icy pole' (Australia), and 'Otter pop' (parts of US). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fre…
Sea otters rape and drown baby seals. news.discovery.com/animal…
Sea otters lick and fluff their newborn for hours, causing their pup's fur to retain enough air to act as a floatation device. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea…
Sea otters hold hands when they sleep to keep from drifting apart. factualfacts.com/animals/…
Amazon giant otters are natural enemies of caimans. youtube.com/watch?v=01iWx…
Otters have a pouch where they keep their favorite rock. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea…
Don't flush your cat poop. It's killing sea otters and other animals. audubonmagazine.org/artic…
Not only do sea otters hold hands when asleep so that they don't float away from eachother, but they have also been observed to rape baby harbour seals. To death. aquaticmammalsjournal.org…
Sea Otters have been known to rape baby seals to death. news.discovery.com/animal…
Some fishermen in Bangladesh use otters to help catch fish. The fishermen don't train the babies; the baby otters learn the skill from their parents. roadsandkingdoms.com/2015…
Male sea otters hold pups for ransom until their mothers give them food. lovelab.id.ucsb.edu/otter…
Crunchyroll is a subsidiary of Otter media which is owned by AT&T en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ott…
Today I learned of White Otter Castle, a log cabin mansion built in the remote wilderness of northernOntario Canada. It took 12 years to build and was singlehandedly completed by a man for a woman he never met in person. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whi…
Sea otters often wrap themselves in kelp or hold hands with other otters during slumber in order to avoid drifting away from the group while they sleep. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea…
Today I learned that the names of the otters at the National Zoo are Chowder, Clementine, Pork Chop, Pickles, Saffron, Olive, Peaches, Turnip, Radish, and ... Kevin. nationalzoo.si.edu/Animal…
In addition to being cute and cuddly, sea otters are known for their violent sexual behavior. This behavior includes interspecies rape and the killing of their mating partners. youtube.com/watch?v=jGeXr…
A Russian charter colony existed in Sonoma, California for 30 years prior to American colonization. Hundreds of Russians, Alaskan Natives, and local Kashaya tribesmen peacefully lived together hunting sea otters and farming. fortross.org/russian-amer…

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