sea otter

NOUN
  1. large marine otter of northern Pacific coasts having very thick dark brown fur
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  • It was a Spanish rendering of the Eskimo word kayak and apparently referred to the bidarkas of the Aleuts who were employed in hunting sea otter along the California coast.
  • But sea otter populations have recovered in many areas, thanks to a few changes. Smithsonian Mag
  • Overfishing led to declines of sea lions, the preferred food of killer whales, and they began eating sea otters, whose populations in Alaska's Aleutian Islands declined 90% from the late 1980s to 2005, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Loss of predators in the food chain can alter the ecosystem
  • Alongside familiar pop stars, footballers and Hollywood stars the Calendar Club stall offered buyers the chance to spend the next 12 months with sea otters, sunflowers, or, for those of a hardier disposition, bull mastiffs.
  • Where sea otters are present, the urchins are limited by otter predation and kelp forests are abundant.
  • Case studies, meanwhile, include some orphaned sea otters and a polar bear with atrocious social skills. Times, Sunday Times
  • That forced orcas, or killer whales, which normally feed on seals and sea lions, to approach the coast and eat the sea otters.
  • You'll also see dolphins, sea otters and sea lions. Times, Sunday Times
  • Dr. Jeffrey Short, formerly of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, and colleagues wrote in their 2007 report that "such persistence can pose a contact hazard to intertidally foraging sea otters, sea ducks, and shorebirds, create a chronic source of low-level contamination, discourage subsistence in a region where use is heavy, and degrade the wilderness character of protected lands. Bill Chameides: Exxon Valdez 20 Years Later
  • You'll also see dolphins, sea otters and sea lions. Times, Sunday Times
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