Talk:Sea otter

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Scent Glands y/n?=[edit]


Right in "Evolutions" section it says that sea otters have no anal scent glands. In "Predators" section, it says that predators avoid the sea otters because of scent glands.

Can there be clarification on where the scent glands are, that the predators are avoiding, because it probably isn't the anal scent glands? Thanks! (talk) 18:03, 21 February 2012 (UTC)

Eurocentric article - incomplete range[edit]

I came to this article to find out more about the sea otters that live near my apartment in Lumut, Malaysia. This article concentrates mostly on US and Canadian sea otters, with very little mention of Asian otters. In fact, the article implies that otters' southernmost range in Asia is Japan. This is clearly wrong, as I live near the equator.

I'd appreciate someone with more knowledge of sea otters adding balance to this article with some more information on Asian sea otters. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Newzild (talkcontribs) 04:50, 24 February 2013 (UTC)

Sea otters (Enhydra lutris) don't occur there. You may be seeing the Oriental small-clawed otter. SHFW70 (talk) 22:55, 1 August 2013 (UTC)

Unclear Reference Citations[edit]

Who is this 'Silverstein' cited so often in the references, and what reference did he write? It is not very helpful to give just the name of an auther and never the name of the work. (talk) 18:22, 9 August 2013 (UTC)

Look at the reference list below the numbered notes. Silverstein, Alvin; Silverstein, Virginia and Robert (1995). The Sea Otter. Brookfield, Connecticut: The Millbrook Press, Inc. ISBN 1-56294-418-5. OCLC 30436543 Civiello m (talk) 12:21, 13 August 2013 (UTC)

MOS conflict in lead[edit]


The wiki linked "otter" in the first sentence of this article should be removed. It conflicts with MOS, specifically WP:LINKSTYLE (quote: "Links should not be placed in the boldface reiteration of the title in the opening sentence of a lead") and WP:BOLDTITLE (last entry). Normally I would let this slip, but a featured article should follow MOS. (talk) 13:50, 21 November 2013 (UTC)

The article isn't edit protected anymore. I've dealt with the matter. (talk) 11:03, 3 October 2014 (UTC)

Units of measurement[edit]

It should no longer be necessary to include feet, inches & pounds in a scientifically factual article simply for the only country that still understands these units. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:16, 24 September 2015 (UTC)


I feel like sea otters aren't fish. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:11, 9 November 2015 (UTC)

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