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Southern sea otter foraging on mussels, on shallow reef just...

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Caption: Southern sea otter foraging on mussels, on shallow reef just shoreward of giant kelp forest, Monterey, California.
Scientific name: Enhydra lutris nereis
Location: Monterey, California
Copyright: © Chuck Davis / Tidal Flats, Ltd.
Photographer Code: MMOT112702
AGPix ID: AGPix_ChDaTiFl26_0012
Photo Alignment: 35mm (horizontal)
Comments: Monterey Bay is part of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary; southern sea otters were hunted to near extinction in the 1800's, and while they have made a remarkable recovery, they still remain a threatened species.

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