Million Dollars Otter
Because of the price on their furs they are called “soft gold otter”. People have came all the way from Europe to America just to hunt them. In marina’s dock in Monterrey there are many yachts anchored, but in the water below them, the whole new world is showing. Sea otters- Enhydra lutris, rare species from northern coast of the Pacific Ocean. When the yacht’s owners aren’t around you can easily see how otters are resting on the deck. That’s not a common behavior for a little mammals. Usually they spend most of their time under the water. On the square centimeter of skin they have about 400.000 hairs. Russian hunters almost exterminate them in Alaska 1741. From Californian coast they were also almost exterminated in 1900. The value of one fur was about 1000 dollars ( 36000 dollars today) . Hunting them was prohibited and they became protected by law in 1911.