Thursday, June 18, 2015

Swimming-and-foraging-otters

The bay where the otters are from is under threat by a large development which will affect their food chain, and the rest of the delicate ecosystem therein.

In the meantime, we take the orphaned Asian small clawed otters out for exercise, and to forage in the bay, until they are released. After about two hours, they jump back in the boat, and are ready to go back home for a nap.

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If the ocean park gets built at Turtle bay, we will not be able to release them back from whence they came.
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Orphaned female Asian small clawed otter looking for something to eat.
This is how an otter puts on the brake!! 
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Asc otter feeling under a rock for a crab.

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The otters can hold their breath under water now for up to 3 minutes.

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Otter looking to catch some fish.

Nocturnal - vulnerable

Here is the video of the otters swimming in the mangrove cove.


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