The northern sea otter subspecies (E. lutris kenyoni), is found in the Aleutian Islands, Southern Alaska, British Columbia, and Washington. Within Alaska, there are 3 stocks. The Southeast stock can be found in the coastal waters of Southeast Alaska. The Southcentral population spans from west of Glacier Bay to the eastern edge of Cook Inlet. The Southwest population stretches from the western edge of Cook Inlet out the Aleutian islands.
50–100 pounds, up to 5 feet in length.
Alaska, Russia, British Columbia, Washington, and California
Invertebrates and fish
Killer whales and bald eagles
1 pup per year
Rely on their fur rather than blubber to keep warm
- Other names
Old Man of the Sea