Educating the World about Sea Otters

What Are the Differences Between Sea Otters and River Otters?

Otters have long captivated the hearts of nature enthusiasts and casual observers alike. Their playful antics — combined with their sleek, agile bodies — make them a fascinating subject for study and observation. However, the difference between sea otters and river otters is often overlooked, leading to misconceptions and generalizations. This guide aims to illuminate these differences in detail, from their unique habitats and physical features to their distinct roles in maintaining ecological balance. Habitat and Geographical Range: Where Do Otters Live? Sea Otters:…

Meet the Sea Otters: Species, Habitat, and Behaviors

The sea otter (Enhydra lutris) is more than just a cute face. This marine mammal plays a pivotal role in maintaining the health and diversity of marine ecosystems. From their unique behaviors to their threatened habitats, there's a lot to learn and appreciate about these incredible creatures, and there’s no better time to do so than Sea Otter Awareness Week, which takes place during the last full week of September (September 24th-30th in 2023). Introduction to the Enhydra Lutris Species Size and Physical Characteristics…

5th grade class create lemonade stand to benefit sea otters

5th-Graders in New York benefit sea otters with lemonade stand

Recently, we connected with a class of 5th-graders from Clarkstown Central School District in New City, New York. The kids had been tasked by their teacher, Mrs. Kelley, to create a small business and they worked together to develop ideas. After brainstorming for a bit, Sugar Lemon was born to help raise money for endangered animals - sea otters being one of the animals to benefit. Always excited by young kids that want to help sea otters, we reached out to them to ask them about…