Sea Otter Magazine

790 Words4 Pages
GENOSIDAL OTTERS The deadly sea otter is a threat to many marine animals. The vicious creatures prey on poor unsuspecting creatures. They are regularly seen with a clam or mussel and a rock that has been crudely seized from the ocean floor. These monsters will place the rock on their chests, and repeatedly bash the defenseless shellfish against it until it breaks to reveal the meat of the creature; where it will ravage essence of the critter like a barbarian. They also prey on many delicate aquatic creatures as the innocent sea urchin, unarmed crab, unprotected squid, indefensible octopus, and fish. These vile creatures prefer different animals to eat and it varies from otter to otter. The hooligans eat about 25% to 30% of their weight. A large male may consume as much as 25 pounds of food daily. Meaning these thugs murder creature after creature feeding their insatiable appetite. Sea otter… cute animal or mass murderer? ADAPTION OR UPRISING Sea otters spend a great deal of time floating on their backs at the surface, plotting and waiting for humans to slip. They move ferociously through water by paddling their hind limbs and sculling with their tails. For rapid swimming and for diving, they swim similarly to other otters, using up-and-down undulations of the body. Sea otters can reach terrifying speeds of 0.9 mph on the surface and 5.6 mph under water. The feral Alaskan sea otter commonly ransack the depths of 131 feet or more, in search of more prey, while the deadly California sea otter is seldom found in water deeper than 66 feet. Sea otters remain submerged for about 52 to 90 seconds; the longest recorded dive was 4 minutes, 25 seconds. Such extended dives are probably a response to an even more brutish animal or event. The deepest confirmed dive for a sea otter was 318 feet. Luckily for us sea otters are clumsy on land, and spend the majority of

More about Sea Otter Magazine

Open Document