Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris) appears again at Race Rocks Ecological Reserve

This afternoon we observed a sea otter Enhydra lutris eating a giant red sea urchin Strongylocentrotus franciscanus  just off the south west corner of Great Race Rocks .  It was followed by several gulls, keeping an eye out for scraps. We were able to get a few pictures and some video of it which we will be adding to this post.

Previous sightings of sea otters at Race Rocks are recorded in these posts.


Sea otter at Race Rocks Ecological reserve, February 27, 2014, G. Fletcher photos.