sea otter

a marine otter, Enhydra lutris, of the shores of the northern Pacific, with a very valuable fur: now greatly reduced in number and rare in many areas.

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sea otter
a large marine otter, Enhydra lutris, of N Pacific coasts, formerly hunted for its thick dark brown fur

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Example sentences
Events can include the stingray touch pool, penguin and stingray feeding and
  sea otter training.
These hunters completely eradicated the area's natural sea otter population.
Seal and sea otter spotting is a bonus, but if whales fail to make an
  appearance, guests receive a free ticket for another tour.
The sea otter is a keystone organism of kelp forests.
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