"Then you give these people a second referendum and claim it has significance"
Well, if you're going off topic...
Welcome to Otter Facts!
- Thirteen different species of otter exist all around the world. Some are small river otters, and some are bigger sea otters.
- 90% of all sea otters live on the coast of Alaska.
- They're hungry animals! Sea otters eat 25% of their body weight in food every day.
- They like to eat sea urchins, clams, mussels and crabs. They use their sea whiskers to find small creatures to eat, and their paws to dig for clams.
- Clever creatures, they'll use rocks to crack open the clams. They carry rocks and store food in the loose skin under their armpits - who needs carrier bags!
- Unlike most marine mammals, they don't have a layer of blubber. But, they do have the thickest fur of all animals.
- Baby otters are called pups. Newborn pups need lots of attention, and will stay close to their mum's until they've developed enough skills to go it alone - usually at 6 months.
- An otter pup's fur is too dense for it to swim underwater. So, their mother leaves them floating while she searches for food, until their adult fur grows in.
- Don't challenge an otter to a holding-your-breath competition! Sea otters can stay underwater for 5 minutes, and river otters can hold their breath for even longer - 8 minutes!
- Otters like to stick together, so when they sleep they will wrap themselves in seaweed and float together in a group. A group of resting otters is called a raft. We wouldn't go drifting away on one of these rafts, however! Otters have a nasty bite!