Blond Sea Otter, Moss Landing, California
Many sea otters (Enhydra lutris) have blond faces, but this sea otter has blond fur all over his body, which is rather unusual for sea otters. We have seen this individual multiple times in one of the Moss Landing harbors. Back from the brink of extinction, there are now approximately 2,800 sea otters off the coast of California. Sea otters are currently listed as threatened on the Endangered Species List.
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