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All About Otters
Transcript of All About Otters
The otter's tail can be up to a foot long. When on the surface, the tail can be used as a rudder and paddle. It can also be utilized as a defense mechanism. When underwater, it is used as a propeller.
The Sea Otters ears are located high on its head, so the otter can swim nearly submerged and still hear the outside world, which is helpful against predators.
The Sea otter has very movable wrinkled skin. Due to this the sea otter can store food inside the underarms of it's front two legs.(Arm pits)
The Sea Otters Jawbone is strong and powerful. This helps the otter break through the shell of a crustacean or a sea urchin to get the food inside.
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All About Otters
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Our projects is on otters, and specifically on the bodily features. The body of an otter, over millions of years, has adapted to an otter's everyday life.
And without these adaptations, otters may not be able to survive.
Sea otters have amazing eyesight. The can see above water well. They also can see perfectly clear underwater like alligators and crocodiles.
Fur, yes fur, is what keeps otters warm. This is so, because an otter's hair particles are so densely packed, that in just one square inch of an otters fur, there are more than 1,000,000 individual hairs. This is about 900,000 thousand more hairs than on a human head! Also, their fur, with proper conditioning and grooming is completely waterproof and insulated.
Sea otters are one of the worlds best swimmers. This is made possible because of its powerful hind legs and fine motor skills. While floating on the surface, an otter use these legs to stay afloat and move around. And when in a hurry, an otter will swim on its stomach. These legs are always helpful when an otter is underwater. Their hind legs, when underwater, are used as propeller.
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Otters use their whiskers to sense prey at the bottom of the ocean. This helps find prey in murky waters.
Otters use their forepaws
to move the rocks off of the seafloor to find hidden prey. They are able to capture certain crustaceans such as sea urchins, clams, and crabs., because of their agile and nimble paws.