Dead sea otter (Enhydra lutris) found on the beach with no obvious sign of injury although it did show signs of hair loss.
Observation by Mike Brubaker:
Big male otter on beach this morning. Did not see any sign of injury. Just to land side of dock pilings (Kasitsna Bay) on McDonald Spit. Seems to have some hair loss on back and back leg.
Comments from LEO Editors:
This observation has been forwarded to the Alaska SeaLife Center as well as to NOAA and the Kasitsna Bay Marine Lab.
The Alaska Sea Life Center is part of the the Alaska Stranding Network. This is a network of organizations that help support rescue, stranding, and rehabilitation efforts statewide. Dead or dying sea otters and other marine mammals should be reported to the Alaska SeaLife Center’s Marine Mammal Stranding Network hotline at 888-774-SEAL (7325).