Sea Otter - Conservation Creature Plush


Sea Otters (Enhydra ultras) are one of the smallest marine mammals. They have no blubber to keep warm, but instead have extremely dense fur, about 1 million hairs per square inch! Because they help keep kelp-eating sea urchin populations under control, Sea Otters are considered a keystone species, which means they are very important to the health of their ecosystems. They are found in cool to temperate waters on the western coast of North America, in REEF's PAC region and the northern part of the TEP region.

REEF Conservation Creatures are iconic marine species from REEF’s Volunteer Fish Survey Project regions. These marine creatures highlight the diversity of ocean ecosystems and encourage understanding and respect for marine life. We hope they inspire you to join REEF and learn more about the marine environment!

Each plush comes with a Conservation Card that provides information about the critter's habitat, characteristics, potential threats, and global distribution in REEF's Survey Project regions.

Choose a plush marine animal from your favorite REEF Volunteer Fish Survey Project region, or collect all of the creatures for a diverse and cuddly array of ocean life!

Be sure to check out the other fun critters in our REEF Conservation Creatures series hereCollect the entire collection!!

Buy any 3 Conservation Creatures for $25.