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Friday, August 1, 2014

8-1-14 Sea Otter Takes Center Stage!

Friday, August 1st
...it was a shore day for me today...I got some work done and the whales passed by the park in the mid afternoon, going down island...
...it was Group A and the K14s...
...I had heard there was a sea otter (yes-really!) but I hadn't seen it until the whales had gone by...
...check out that webbed foot...
...and the tail...not as long, yet broader than a river otter's tail...
...he was as inquisitive of us as we were of him...
...and he was really big - that size would be a male...
...at one point some kayakers came along and stopped off shore to watch...the otter swam out to the kayaks and swam around under them...we could only see the kayakers looking down along the side of their kayak saying something like: "there he is!"..."over here!"...funny...then he swam back and got out onto the rock...
...it is rare to see a sea otter in these waters...the last time I saw one was off Turn Pt. in June, 2010...and before that sometime between 2006 and 2009 there was one just off shore at the park as the whales were going by!

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