Southern Sea Otters Research Paper

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The sea animal I chose was a southern sea otter. Sea otters inhabited the North Pacific Rim of the Pacific Ocean, from Hokkaido, Japan, through the Kuril Islands, Kamchatka Peninsula, Commander and Aleutian Islands, Alaska, and south along the west coast of North America down to Baja California, Mexico. Scientist have evidence found in fossil records, that sea otters and their relatives have been a major part of the California’s ecosystem for the past five million years but by 1830 sea otters became very rare in California. Scientific evidence to suggest Otters have been on Earth for the past 23 million years. It is speculated that the Otter as it is today could have evolved monumentally about 7 million years ago. Otters in captivity
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