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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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The otter was cornered and was successfully rescued.
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On the morning of April 26, the volunteers will go to their sites and record any otter spraint or tracks that they find.
All being well he will be transferred to the New Forest Wildlife Park where staff are greatly experienced in rehabilitating otters for a return to the wild, usually when the otter is around 9-12 months old.
It was dusk in the early part of the angling season and as I waded upriver, repeatedly casting a trio of wet flies to search out the darker confines below overhanging branches, an otter suddenly appeared from behind a bend and swam straight towards me.
The Environment Agency funded post-mortem examinations of otters found dead in Wales and England since the 1990s revealing a gradual decline in pollutants over time, as otter populations have increased.
Linda and Alan, also 60, of Thetford, Norfolk, were visiting their daughter in New Zealand for a month when the otter struck.
Only when the substances were banned did otter numbers begin to recover, but it has been a slow process - not helped by the otter's long breeding cycle, with females only becoming fertile when they reach the age of two.
Wilmers, Estes, a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, and their co-authors, combined 40 years of data on otters and kelp bloom from Vancouver Island to the western edge of Alaska's Aleutian Islands.
The college's Derek Crawley said: "To have otters living on campus is testament to the Fisheries and Countryside Management students and their management work in these areas.

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