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Southern sea otter
|Statement||prepared by James Dobbin Associates Incorporated.|
|Contributions||James Dobbin Associates Incorporated.|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xiii, 117, ca. 70 p. :|
|Number of Pages||117|
item 3 The Comeback Kids Book 2, the Southern Sea Otter (Hardback or Cased Book) - The Comeback Kids Book 2, the Southern Sea Otter (Hardback or Cased Book) $ Free shipping. No ratings or reviews yet. Be the first to write a review. Best Selling in Children & YA Non-Fiction. See all. Story The Monterey Bay Aquarium's Sea Otter Program has been studying the endangered southern sea otter since Our goal is to understand the threats to the population, then use that knowledge to promote the species’ recovery. During this time, we’ve seen sea otter populations grow — then stagnate.
Sea otters are part of the weasel family. They have webbed feet, water-repellent fur to keep them dry and warm, and nostrils and ears that close in the water. Sea otters often float at the water's surface in forests of kelp, or giant seaweed, and entangle themselves to keep from moving in the rolling sea. While floating on their backs, sea otters not only nap, but also use rocks to help them. Census summary of southern sea otter Metadata Updated: March 7, The GIS shapefile "Census summary of southern sea otter " provides a standardized tool for examining spatial patterns in abundance and demographic trends of the southern sea otter (Enhydra lutris nereis), based on data collected during the spring range-wide h Year:
Friends of the Sea Otter (FSO) is an advocacy group, founded in , dedicated to actively working with state and federal agencies and other groups to maintain, increase and broaden the current protections for the sea otter, a species currently protected by state and federal laws, and with two geographic populations on the Endangered Species list. The Southern Sea Otter is a marine mammal that lives along the Northern Coast of California, ranging from San Mateo County to Santa Barbara. (Monterey Bay Aquarium) During the 18th and 19th century.
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Southern Sea Otters: Fur-tastrophe Avoided (America's Animal Comebacks) [Leardi, Jeanette, Estes, Dr James A] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Southern Sea Otters: Fur-tastrophe Avoided (America's Animal Comebacks)Author: Jeanette Leardi. Draft revised recovery plan for the southern sea otter (Enhydra lutris nereis) Paperback – January 1, by.
Unknown (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Author. Unknown. Southern Sea Otter Southern sea otters (Enhydra lutris nereis), also known as California sea otters, were listed as threatened in under the Endangered Species Act.
Reduced range and population size, vulnerability to oil spills, and oil spill risk from coastal tanker traffic were. Get this from a library. The southern sea otter. [Ernie Holyer; J M Roever] -- An introduction to the habits and behavior of the southern sea otter, an endangered species.
See the Sea Otter See the Sea Otter See the Sea Otter See the Sea Otter. Descriptive (nonfiction), words, Lexile L Level 1 Grades K Sea otters are amazing little creatures that spend much of their lives floating in the water.
They can sleep, eat, play, and take care of their babies in the ocean. They do not have blubber like some sea mammals, but their thick fur keeps them warm.
The majority of the southern sea otter’s teeth are flattened molars for crushing and chewing shelled, invertebrate prey. The otter has a set of canine teeth as well.
Major tooth wear is a cause of mortality in older otters. Southern sea otters, also known as California sea otters, live in the waters along the central California coastline. Historically, sea otters numbered in the hundreds of thousands in the North Pacific Ocean.
But due to the fur trade, their numbers plummeted in the early s. The threat to the southern sea otter posed by oil spills prompted its listing as a threatened species in Behind its cute face and fluffy fur, the sea otter is an aquatic environmentalist. By munching on urchins, it helps kelp forests flourish, and by crunching on crabs, it promotes eelgrass in estuaries.
But this marine mammal is endangered — and needs our help. Sea otters along the mainland coast were surveyed from Pigeon Point in San Mateo County in the north, to Santa Barbara Harbor in Santa Barbara County in the south.
A separate, ground-based survey of the sea otter population at San Nicolas Island was completed earlier in the spring (April 19 - 23) under good-very good survey viewing conditions (View Score = ). The sea otter (Enhydra lutris) is a marine mammal native to the coasts of the northern and eastern North Pacific sea otters typically weigh between 14 and 45 kg (31 and 99 lb), making them the heaviest members of the weasel family, but among the smallest marine most marine mammals, the sea otter's primary form of insulation is an exceptionally thick coat of fur, the Class: Mammalia.
Get this from a library. Southern sea otters: fur-tastrophe avoided. [Jeanette Leardi] -- Southern sea otters bounce back from the brink of extiction. Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris nereis: Fun Facts • Sea otters do not have blubber to keep warm, instead they have very dense fur (up to one million hairs per square inch).
• To maintain its body temperature, the sea otter eats 25% to 35% of its body weight in single day. The southern sea otter (Enhydra lutris nereis) is the heaviest member of the weasel family and the second smallest marine mammal.
While sea otters have limited mobility on land they will typically spend their whole life in the water. Sea otters spend a majority of their day eating, sleeping, and grooming.
The U.S. FWS's Threatened & Endangered Species System track information about listed species in the United States. southern sea otter (E. nereis). The southern sea otter has the most southerly range of the three recognized subspecies and currently occurs in only two areas of California, the mainland coastline from San Mateo County to Santa Barbara County and San Nicolas Island, Ventura County.
Historically, 16, sea otters are believed to have. Jump in on a wide variety of experiences and events that will make your trip to Georgia Aquarium even more memorable. Sea Otter Encounter In our unique Sea Otter Encounter, you'll go behind the scenes of the Cold Water Quest gallery and interact with these charismatic animals for more than 30 minutes.
Novel Bartonella Infection in Northern and Southern Sea Otters (Enhydra lutris kenyoni and Enhydra lutris nereis) Article (PDF Available) in Veterinary Microbiology () June with 92 Reads. Sea Otter Facts. California’s southern sea otter has been listed as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act since Currently the southern sea otter population is estimated at just above 3, animals.
Sea otters play a vital role in the health and stability of the nearshore marine ecosystem as a keystone species. Sea otters wrap themselves in kelp or hold hands when sleeping to prevent drifting.
Sea otters are incredibly clean and keep their waterproof coats in perfect condition. Sea otters have no insulating fat, but trap air under their coasts as insulation. Sea otters have– 1, hairs per square inch, the thickest fur or any mammal. The California Sea Otter Stranding Network is part of the USGS effort to monitor southern sea otters (Enhydra lutris nereis) and provide data to the U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service. WERC's sea otter team works with multiple institutions and partners to report, recover, and examine stranded sea otters.
The southern sea otter is making a slow recovery, after being hunted to the brink of extinction in the 18th and 19th centuries. The sea otter (Enhydra lutris) has a historic range that forms an arc across the North Pacific Ocean, stretching from the shores of Baja California up the west coast to Alaska and across the Bering Strait to the Kamchatka Peninsula and down to the islands of northern Japan.Sea Otter Books & Reference Material Here's a list of some otter books and other reference material that you may enjoy, fiction and non-fiction.
Fiction: Annixter, Jane and Paul - Sea Otter. Holiday House, Inc.; New York, NY; Barber-Starkey, Joe - Jason and the Sea Otter. Harbour Publishing; Madeira Park, BC Canada; File Size: 42KB.The sea otter spends most of its time in the water but, in some locations, comes ashore to sleep or rest.
Sea otters have webbed feet, water-repellent fur to keep them dry and warm, and nostrils.