Sea Otters

photo of a sea otter

Sea otters (Enhydra lutris) are one of the main attractions at Point Lobos, and one of the most common questions from visitors is, “Where can I see otters?” They are the smallest marine mammals, considered by many to be the cutest by far. However they are related to weasels and wolverines, and known to have equally unpleasant temperaments – definitely not for cuddling!