Sea otter predators

Due to the large size of the sea otters, there are few natural predator enemies. Those sea otters that live farther south, mostly hunt for a great white shark, and representatives of those sea otters that inhabit the more northern areas of the Pacific, hunt for killer whales. Humans are one of the main enemies of sea otters, as on they are hunted mainly for their incredibly dense fur.

The sea otter is a small marine mammal that lives on the north and east coast of the Pacific Ocean. Despite the fact that sea otters are the largest members of the weasel family, sea otters are among the smallest mammals in the marine world.

It is known that the sea otter has one of the thickest, warmest fur apparel in the animal kingdom, which helps maintain heat in the cold waters of the northern Pacific Ocean. Like their smaller relatives, river otters, the sea otter can walk and live on land, but it happens that sea otters often spend their lives exclusively in the water.

Sea otters are omnivorous, as they feed on algae and other aquatic plants. Despite this, most of the representatives of sea otters are mostly carnivorous. As is known, their diet includes more than 40 different species of marine animals. The sea otter mainly hunts in the water on sea urchins, mollusks, crabs, snails and small fish. The sea otter is one of the few animals in the world that has a wonderful feature of using tools such as rocks to get into its prey.