River Otters are year round residents of the Mendonoma Coast. They cannot abide pollution so their presence speaks to the quality of our waters. Marilyn Green photographed this one on the beach, apparently eat crabs that were molting.
The River Otter appeared to be playing in the waves, or perhaps it was simply looking for food.
Nancy Jewhurst spotted this otter on the bluffs while she was walking a trail on The Sea Ranch. Yes, River Otters can be found in the ocean, in rivers and creeks, and on land.
Thanks to Marilyn and Nancy for allowing me to share their photos with you here.