Traditionally, in March, the Commander Islands Nature and Biosphere Reserve organazes Sea Otter Day to tell more about this wonderful and endangered creature.
Sea otter is one of the smallest marine mammals. At the same time, it has the thickest fur: up to 100,000 hairs per square centimeter. Its skin, consisting of undercoat and longer hair, is a water-repellent system. So the sea otter keeps warmth, making up for the lack of fat layer.
To protect against the cold, it is important to keep the fur coat clean, otherwise it will lose its unique properties. That's why sea otters spend a lot of time tidying oneselves, considered the main cleany in the wild.
Today, oil spills are the most dangerous threat to the sea otter. Once its fur is soaked with an oily substance the animal will die of hypothermia.
We will tell about other interesting facts about the sea otter living in our nature reserve on March 7 at an open lecture at the M.V. Lomonosov zoological museum at Moscow State University. Come as a family: for children, we have planned workshops on painting magnets and making masks and paws. All crafts as always can be taken with you.
Beginning: 12.00 Buy a ticket to the museum, visit the lecture for free.
Address: Bolshaya Nikolskaya str., 2 (former building 6).