Southern sea otters

Moss Landing and Elkhorn Slough, California have the biggest concentration of (Southern) sea otters in the world.  Having no blubber to keep them warm, they instead rely on the half-million to 1 million hairs per square inch of their body.  The otter with its young will keep it with her for many months, leaving it wrapped safely in kelp only to go hunting.  The otters here are eating crabs and the fat innkeeper worms which are plentiful in the area.

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