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  • Hello.

  • And welcome to "Weird, Gross, and Beautiful,"

  • a casual discussion about animals that I think

  • are weird, gross, beautiful, or all three.

  • And today, we're going to see exactly how long--

  • and talk about sea otters without gushing.

  • Sea otters have webbed feet and also they

  • have water-repellent fur to help keep them dry and toasty.

  • And they also have eyes and ears that close under the water.

  • Because, god forbid, that they get water inside of their noses

  • and then they have to sneeze it out.

  • Hmmmmh.

  • Sea others have a little underfur.

  • It's real thick.

  • And it helps keep them nice and warm.

  • And it's completely invaluable to them

  • because they have no insulating layer of fat.

  • Sea otter fur is the finest of any mammal.

  • Their fur has 850,000 to 1 million hairs per square inch.

  • That is so much fluffy hair.

  • Mmh.

  • Because of this, humans hunted them to near-extinction

  • for their furs.

  • Early in the 20th century, there was only 1,000 to 2,000 sea

  • otters left in the whole world.

  • And why was that?

  • Man!

  • Dun, dun, duh.

  • Yes, man.

  • Due to the floppy adorableness of the fur, that

  • is the sea otter fur, we tried to hunt them.

  • And there are only 2,000 of them left.

  • But now, because, at least, the kindness out of our heart,

  • there are over 450,000 of them protected.

  • So, go us.

  • So sea otters eat things like clams or mussels, sea urchins,

  • and, um, crabs, things like that, right?

  • And they take the little morsels and they just

  • bang them on their tummies until it's awesome-- num, num, num,

  • num, hm.

  • And when they're finished eating their little meals,

  • they got to clean their important fur.

  • And so the whoosh, shhh, waaah.

  • [LAUGHTER]

  • They got to clean their fur with their teeth and paws.

  • And it's very important because it

  • helps their fur be water repellent.

  • And if it's dirty, then they can't stay warm.

  • Huh.

  • So how you know they-- how they float on their backs and they

  • show you their tummies, like they're-- like they know that

  • they're the cutest [BLEEP] thing on the planet.

  • They, um-- they sleep that way, often in groups

  • And they hold hands.

  • They hold hands.

  • They hold hands.

  • And they sleep on their backs.

  • And they-- and they help so that they can stay together.

  • Against the swirling sea, they'll

  • stay in one spot, tangled up in some kelp, just holding hands.

  • Sea otters are the only otters to give birth in the water.

  • And-- ah-- and when the mommies--

  • the mommies hold the babies on the tummies.

  • And-- and then they teach them how to swim and hunt.

  • But they ought to be careful because when they're

  • born-- when the babies are born, they

  • are 5 pounds and only 10 inches long.

  • Huuh.

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  • Thank you so much for watching "Weird, Gross, and Beautiful."

  • My name is Catie Wayne.

  • And if you would like to, you can

  • follow me on Twitter @catiewayne and let

  • me know what animal you would like me to cover.

  • This week's animal was suggested by Nico Meyer.

  • Thank you so much.

  • If you like to, please like and share this video.

  • And, ah, please check out last week's video about manatees.

  • It was a community video with you guys.

  • And if you like it, maybe we can do this

  • as like a monthly thing.

  • Maybe.

  • Ah.

  • I love you all so much.

  • And I'll see you next time.

  • Bye.

  • Muah.

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海獺是怪異的噁心和美麗的 (Sea Otters Are Weird Gross and Beautiful)

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