A O T T E R S
do California Sea Otters survive in cold ocean water? Their
impressively thick fur helps, but their sebaceous glands also secrete
squalene. Squalene creates an insulating barrier
between cold water and the otter's
Otters also have
other adaptations that make them well suited to their marine
environments. Their flexible spinal columns and large
lungs help them forage for food during their
dives to the ocean bottom. And their front paws even have a handy
pouch of skin for storing the food they find on their quests. Otters
also have excellent eyesight and can see
clearly both above and below water.
California Sea Otters are at high risk from toxoplasmosis. To
learn what you can do to help protect the otters of Morro bay, click here.
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