Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo County, CA. 1-1-09. © Peter J. Bryant

Southern Sea otter (California Sea Otter)

Enhydra lutris

Carnivora: Mustelidae

Sea Otter Spotted Near Laguna Beach 12-9-11
USFWS Information | Revised Recovery Plan 2003
Studies at USGS Western Ecological Research Center

Federal Status: Threatened; also protected by the U.S. Marine Mammal Protection Act.

California Status: Fully protected.

CITES: Appendix I of CITES.

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Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo County, CA. 1-1-09. © Peter J. Bryant

Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo County, CA. 1-1-09. © Peter J. Bryant