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- Late Seasonal Breeding of River Otters in Yellowstone National Park. Crait, Jamie R.; Blundell, Gail M.; Ott, Kaithryn E.; Herreman, Jason K.; Ben-David, Merav // American Midland Naturalist;Jul2006, Vol. 156 Issue 1, p189
Seasonal breeding schedules for wild mammals, such as North American river otters (Lontra canadensis), often vary across their range. Previous studies in temperate regions found that river otters typically breed in March and April. Here we report on breeding condition and copulation of otters in...
- PLATE 56 WOLVERINE AND OTTERS. // Peterson Field Guide to Mammals of North America;2006, p112
An encyclopedia entry for "wolverine and otters" is presented. The Wolverine, Gulo gulo, is stocky and has a dark brown coat with a pale band on its forehead and a blond band on its sides. The Northern River Otter, Lontra canadensis, has a thick, tapering tail and webbed feet. The Sea Otter,...
- Return of North American River Otters, Lontra canadensis, to Coastal Habitats of the San Francisco Bay Area, California. Bouley, Paola; Isadore, Megan; Carroll, Terence // Northwestern Naturalist;Spring2015, Vol. 96 Issue 1, p1
We present results from the first-ever study of populations of the North American River Otter, Lontra canadensis, in coastal habitats of the San Francisco Bay Area, California. Historically extirpated from the region, wild populations of this sentinel carnivore appear to have made a recovery in...
- Size-selective predation by river otter (Lontra canadensis) improves refuge properties of shallow coastal marine nursery habitats. Cote, D.; Gregory, R. S.; Stewart, H. M.J. // Canadian Journal of Zoology;Nov2008, Vol. 86 Issue 11, p1324
Young fish often avoid deep water to reduce predation risk from larger fish. Less clear are explanations for the avoidance of shallows by large piscivorous fish; however, one hypothesis suggests that this distribution reduces contact with depth-limited semi-aquatic mammal and bird piscivores. We...
- Fast facts: river otters. Duckworth, C. // Ranger Rick;Jan92, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p24
Gives information about the N. American river otter. Have stink glands full of musk; How they stay warm and clean; Habitat; Where they live; What they sound like; Fast swimmers; Diet; Use of their extra-sensitive whiskers to find fish; How they learn to swim; Tracks, other signs they leave; How...
- Playing for keeps. Tennesen, Michael // National Wildlife (World Edition);Jun/Jul93, Vol. 31 Issue 4, p32
Reveals how scientists are taking a hard look at the playful river otter and uncovering a remarkably versatile survivor. How river otters are making a comeback in the United States; Trapping, bounty hunting, pesticides and habitat loss that nearly wiped out otters; Success of repopulation...
- Otter update. // New York State Conservationist;Feb98, Vol. 52 Issue 4, p6
Reports on the release of 16 radio-equipped river otters into Lechtworth State Park in New York as part of the New York River Otter Project in 1997. Method of capturing otters for the project; Project cost; Mailing address for donations.
- Remy, The Wild Center's new young river otter, to make first appearance Monday. // Adirondack Daily Enterprise;7/29/2010, Vol. 117 Issue 178, p3
The article reports on the introduction of Remy, the Wild Center's new young river otter, on August 2, 2010 in Tupper Lake, New York.
- RECORDS FOR THE NEOTROPICAL RIVER OTTER IN LANDSCAPES OF THE RAMSAR SITE ALVARADO LAGOON SYSTEM, MÃ‰XICO. Silva-López, Gilberto // IUCN Otter Specialist Group Bulletin;Apr2009, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p44
No abstract available.