Sunday, April 17, 2016

Alicia's Aquarium Journal - April 17

River otters are just so fun to watch. They love floating in forests of kelp or seaweed. They often use seaweed or kelp to anchor themselves while they sleep or gather in groups.
They are often busy with a clam or a mussel on their chest. They smash the shellfish until it breaks open for a tasty meal.
Sea otters eat sea urchins, clams, mussels, crabs, squid, and fish.


  1. a charming painting of the otter. Are the weeds in a river still called seaweed or do they have another name?

  2. What a sweet face Joan. Love your otter. We don't seem to have these mammals around here. So adorable.

  3. Val, thanks. I'm not sure about the weeds in the river.

    Debbie, thanks so much. I think they are really cute.

  4. Aren't they adorable? Thanks, Sheila.