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This aquatic member of the weasel family is found along the coasts of the Pacific Ocean in North America and Asia. 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 and ears that close in the water.
Common Name: Sea Otter
Scientific Name: Enhydra lutris
Average life span in the wild: Up to 23 years
Size: 4 ft
Weight: 65 lbs
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