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River otters can grow to 1.4 meters long and can weigh up to nearly 30 lbs. They have the longest lasting fur of the entire Otter / Weasel family. They have strong webbed feet for swimming, a long strong tail and thick claws. They usually have dark fur with a lighter belly. Their favorite foods are fish, crustaceans, amphibians, reptiles, birds and insects. River otters give birth to two or three “kits” and the… Read More

Typically River Otters are rather shy, this one though played on the rocks right in front of me for nearly 20 minutes. They can grow to 1.4 meters long and weigh about 13.5 kilograms. They have the longest lasting fur of the entire Otter / Weasel family.

Overview Johnstone Strait is a 110 km channel along the northeast coast of Vancouver Island. Opposite the Vancouver Island coast, running north to south, are Hanson Island, West Cracroft Island, mainland British Columbia, Hardwick Island, West Thurlow Island and East Thurlow Island. At that point, the strait meets Discovery Passage which connects to The Salish Sea. The passage is between 2.5 km and 5 km wide. It is a major navigation channel on the… Read More