Defenders in Action
In 2006, Defenders of Wildlife worked with California lawmakers to pass legislation that would establish the California Sea Otter Fund for sea otter research through a voluntary tax donation check-off box on state tax forms.
Are you a teacher or youth group leader looking to explore sea otter biology and conservation with your class? Defenders of Wildlife has something that will help you do just that.
Length: California sea otters grow to about 4 feet; Northern sea otters are slightly larger.
Weight: With California sea otters, 45 lbs (females) to 65 lbs (males). Northern sea otters can reach up to 100 pounds.
Lifespan: 10-15 years (males); 15-20 years (females)