Cutest critter ever!! It's true, Google it!
Unfortunately, we haven't done our part to keep these guys thriving. The Southern Sea Otter remains on the endangered species list in #California 😔.
Whats so unique about these guys is their super thick fur that keeps them warm in cold waters, the thickest in the animal kingdom with over a million hairs per square inch! Unfortunately, having only fur rather then blubber, like their sea lion buddies, leaves them vulnerable to oil spills which collect in their fur causing it to mat and dramatically reduce its insulation properties. In the cold waters they inhabit this could be detrimental, causing hypothermia😔. .
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