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  • Otter Research Paper

    Interesting facts about the otter They at times hold hands while walking just like humans do, and just like humans, they also employ the use of tools to make their life easier. The otter is a small mammal that is interesting. It is from the same family as the honey badger, minks and polecats as well as wolverines and martens; the family Mustelidae also known as the weasel family. There are 13 species of the otter that are in existence today and these are the Lutrogale perspicillata, Hydrictis maculicollis, Lutra lutra, Pteronura brasiliensis, Lontra provocax, Aonyx cinerea, Lontra canadensis, Lutra nippon, Aonyx capensis, Lutra sumatrana, Enhydra lutris, Longtra longicaudis and Amblonyx cinereus. Some otters,such as the sea otter live almost completely aquatic lives while others are semi-aquatic, however all otters are adapted to life in the…

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  • River Otter Family

    river otter is part of the family Mustelidae, which is the weasel family. They have an elongated body that is widest at the hips with short and stocky legs. Another characteristic of this family is having a muscular neck that is in thickness equal to or greater than that of its head. River otters have a tail that is approximately one-third of their total body length with the end being tapered. They have a small flat head that with small anterior eyes, broad muzzle, long thick whiskers, and…

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  • Sea Otter Research Paper

    Enhydra Lutris or otherwise known as the Sea otter is an iconic species that embodies the rich diversity of ocean life. As one of the major groups of the weasel family, sea otters are also one of the smallest marine mammals. Unlike other mammals, such as whales and dolphins, Sea otters do not have blubber, instead they have one of the thickest and densest coat of fur. This fur coat holds up to almost one million hairs per square inch (Ravalli, 2010). With this amount of hair, the Sea Otter is…

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  • Sea Otters Pros And Cons

    Huffington Post’s article authoritatively described the definition of a trophic cascade as an ecological phenomenon triggered by the addition, or removal of top predators and involving reciprocal changes in the relative populations of predator and prey through a food chain, which often results in dramatic changes in ecosystem structure and nutrient cycling (huffingtonpost.com).” For that reason, in today’s society we have witnessed numerous trophic cascades that occur all over the world,…

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  • Essay On Otters

    Otter is a common name for a carnivorous mammal in the subfamily Lutrinae. The 13 extant otter species are all semiaquatic, aquatic or marine, with diets based on fish and invertebrates. Lutrinae is a branch of the weasel family Mustelidae, which also includes weasels, martens, minks, polecats, Eurasian and American badgers, honey badgers and wolverines. Otters have long, slim bodies and relatively short limbs with webbed paws. Most have sharp claws on their feet and all except the sea otter…

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  • Reintroduction Of Sea Otters

    “It is estimated that the worldwide population of sea otters once numbered between several hundred thousand to over one million before being nearly hunted to extinction by fur traders in the 1700s and 1800s” (Defenders of Wildlife). There are only approximately 106,000 sea otters left. Due to fur trade in the early 1900s, there was once under 2,000 sea otters worldwide. Sea otters can possibly be represented as a poster child for reintroduction yet they still remain on the endangered list. There…

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  • Essay On Sea Otters

    like to explore further is the sea otters and the manatees, both amazing marine mammals. Both animals are now considered endangered and many have taken acts towards conservation for them to perhaps strive once again in the future. But, before these acts are taken, you have to know what makes these mammals so special and what they contribute to our society. Firstly, Sea otters come from the Mustelidae (weasel) family, which includes the three subspecies, such as the Northern sea otter. They are…

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  • Rise Of The Otters Analysis

    Rise of the Otters In the year 2027, the Earth's inhabitants were 69.9% made up of teenagers. The skies were blue, the sun was shining high; it was a beautiful sight to see. The Earth has went from modern to a more futuristic society, technology has advanced ten fold. Countries had ceased conflict with one another, and had created a worldwide alliance. But little did they know, they were about to be in a world full of destruction. In a distant galaxy millions of miles away, a species so…

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  • Sea Otter Decline

    seemed the more likely cause for sea otter decline and provides three reasons of support. However, the professor states that predation hypothesis is the most likely cause of the sea otter decline and refutes each of the authors' reasons. First, the reading states that increasing in levels of chemicals could decrease the otters' resistance cause infections to life-threatening infections and death to sea otters. The professor opposes this point by saying that this point is weakened because…

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  • The Missing Sea Otters

    According to the article “Search for the Missing Sea Otters: An Ecological Detective Story” by Mary E. Allen and Mark L. Kuhlmann, the sea otter population has been decreasing at a rapid pace since the 1990’s in Aleutian, Alaska. This is demonstrated by article “What Could be the Cause of Decreasing Otter Numbers” which states that in 1997, the decline of the sea otter population had increased to about 90%. They hypothesize that the decrease in the sea otter population has been caused by their…

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