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otter

an aquatic mustelid, closely related to polecat and marten. Has dark brown glossy, dense fur, webbed toes and a broad tail, short face whiskers and ears that can be closed off when diving. There are several species, Lutra, Aonyx spp. and the much bigger sea otter (Enhydra lutis).
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Spector said after several attempts to get off the otter, it eventually released its claws and went back in the river.
McLeish's engaging and informative writing is punched up with snazzy black-and-white illustrations of marine life and a photo section of otters, at rest and play and (awwww
Shark bite mortality has been most severe in the regions from Pigeon Point to Monterey Bay and Cayucos to Point Conception, both of which are areas where sea otter numbers have declined sharply in recent years.
Abu Dhabi: Emirates Park Zoo's otters are making their debut in Abu Dhabi in time for the end of the summer break.
Some otters died as a result of translocation, many swam back to the central coast, and some moved into the otter free zone.
Male otters are called boars, females are sows and babies are called pups.
Heavy fuel oil contaminated rocky intertidal habitats, beaches, tidal marshes, eelgrass beds, fish, birds, and marine mammals along the Bay and northern outer coast to Drake's Bay, all habitats where breeding groups of River Otter are now officially documented as occurring.
Goldman Sachs declined to comment for Reuters, while Otter left the comment request without reply.
If an otter feels threatened, it won't hesitate to inflict a vicious bite on any creature that's hungry or foolish enough to harass it.
paragraph] The average otter sprouts up to a million hairs per square inch (compared with about 1,000 hairs on top of your head).

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