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2014-05-06 23:17:52

The new River Otter Falls exhibit at the Tennessee Aquarium is a chance for people to learn a conservation comeback story. Chattanooga, TN (PRWEB) May 06, 2014

2014-04-18 23:00:15

Construction is wrapping up on the new River Otter Falls exhibit at the Tennessee Aquarium.

2009-07-03 11:37:25

A decrease in California's endangered sea otter population likely means their water has grown more contaminated, scientists said. In a survey taken this spring, 2,654 otters were counted from Point Conception in the Santa Barbara area north to Half Moon Bay, about a 250-mile range, the U.S.

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2009-05-07 08:52:41

Many of Washington State's sea otters are exposed to the same pathogens responsible for causing disease in marine mammal populations in other parts of the country.

2009-01-20 13:17:57

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2008-01-14 18:24:38

Ecologists have long observed that when food becomes scarce, animal populations exploit a wider range of food sources.


Latest North American River Otter Reference Libraries

Southern River Otter, Lontra provocax
2012-12-28 15:19:11

The southern river otter (Lontra provocax) is a mammal that can be found in Argentina and Chile. Despite its name, it can be found in both freshwater and marine habitats. It prefers a habitat in freshwater rivers or lakes with dense vegetation. Important factors for this species preferred habitats include the presence of mature tree root systems, coastline, and fallen trees. This otter is occasionally thought to be a subspecies of Lontra Canadensis. The southern river otter can reach an...

Marine Otter, Lontra feline
2012-12-28 15:09:41

The marine otter (Lontra feline) is a member of the weasel family, and can be found in South America. It prefers a habitat in rocky coastal areas, with a range that includes the entire coastline of Chile and extends to southern Peru and Argentina. It has been found on the Falkland Islands, but individuals here do not represent a constant population. Unlike other species of otter, the marine otter chooses to live near waters with high winds and swells. It may use caves and crevices as dens,...

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2009-02-16 19:21:24

The African Clawless Otter (Aonyx capensis), also known as the Cape Clawless Otter or Groot Otter, is a species of freshwater otter found through most of sub-Saharan Africa, except for the Congo basin and other arid areas. They are found near permanent bodies of water in savannah and lowland forests. They can also be found anywhere from open coastal plains, to semiarid regions, to dense forest areas. Logs, branches, and loose foliage greatly appeal to the otter as it provides shelter, shade...

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2008-05-05 23:30:48

The Neotropical River Otter (Lontra longicaudis), is a species of otter found in Central America, South America and the island of Trinidad. It is found in many different riverine habitats, including deciduous and evergreen forests, savannas, llanos and pantanal. It is possible that this species prefers to live in clear, fast-flowing rivers and streams, and is probably rare in sluggish, silt-laden lowland rivers. It is a solitary animal and feeds on fish and crustaceans. It is an endangered...

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2007-01-23 13:48:51

The giant otter, Pteronura brasiliensis, (also known as the river wolf) is the longest of the world's otters, as well as one of the largest mustelids. It is native to South America but is endangered and is also very rare in captivity. Physical characteristics The giant otter can reach up to 6 ft (1.8 m) in length, and weigh 76 lb (34 kg) in weight. The females are smaller and weigh only 57 to 60 lb (26"“27 kg). It has a lifespan of 12 years in their natural habitat, and 21 years in...

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ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.