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1.Sea Otters are one of the few animals that use tools. They mainly use rocks, but have been seen using glass soda bottles and cement blocks. 2.	Newborn pups cannot sink or dive. 3.	Sea Otters have built in pockets under their arms. 4.	A group of Sea Otters resting together is called a raft. 5.	Sea Otters are the only marine mammal without a layer of blubber (fat). 6.	Sea Otters’ fur has 10x # of hairs per square inch than we have on our entire head. (humans 100,000; otters 1,000,000) 7.	Sea Otters’ teeth are strong enough to bite through the spines of a sea urchin, or crunch a clam shell open. 8.	Wild adult Sea Otters eat 25% or more of their body weight a day, or more than 12 pounds of seafood. A 150 lb human would need to eat 37 lbs of food a day! 9.	Sea Otters’ diets can consist of: crabs, mussels, clams, scallops, abalone, sea urchins, octopus, squid, snails, sea stars, and fat innkeeper worms. 10.	Sea Otters’ only marine predators are humans, great white sharks, and killer whales.

1. Sea Otters are one of the few animals that use tools. They mainly use rocks, but have been seen using glass soda bottles and cement blocks.
2. Newborn pups cannot sink or dive.
3. Sea Otters have built in pockets under their arms.
4. A group of Sea Otters resting together is called a raft.
5. Sea Otters are the only marine mammal without a layer of blubber (fat).
6. Sea Otters’ fur has 10x # of hairs per square inch than we have on our entire head. (humans 100,000; otters 1,000,000)
7. Sea Otters’ teeth are strong enough to bite through the spines of a sea urchin, or crunch a clam shell open.
8. Wild adult Sea Otters eat 25% or more of their body weight a day, or more than 12 pounds of seafood. A 150 lb human would need to eat 37 lbs of food a day!
9. Sea Otters’ diets can consist of: crabs, mussels, clams, scallops, abalone, sea urchins, octopus, squid, snails, sea stars, and fat innkeeper worms.
10. Sea Otters’ only marine predators are humans, great white sharks, and killer whales.

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Kicking it old school.  Outdoor education since 1959.

Kicking it old school. Outdoor education since 1959.

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Paddle on the largest lake on Vancouver Island, Buttle Lake.

Paddle on the largest lake on Vancouver Island, Buttle Lake.

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Seals are probably the most common type of animal you will see on any sea kayak trip on the West Coast of Canada.  On this particular day they were playing around in the current on the North side of Quadra Island.

Seals are probably the most common type of animal you will see on any sea kayak trip on the West Coast of Canada. On this particular day they were playing around in the current on the North side of Quadra Island.

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Fall time at SPL is beautiful.

Fall time at SPL is beautiful.

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Sunrise can be the best time to reflect on days before and what is ahead on any adventure at SPL.

Sunrise can be the best time to reflect on days before and what is ahead on any adventure at SPL.

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The night sky at Strathcona Park Lodge is gorgeous with no city light pollution to disturb the view.

The night sky at Strathcona Park Lodge is gorgeous with no city light pollution to disturb the view.

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Do you know how to wet exit out of a kayak?  Want to learn how to roll a kayak?  Join a white water course at SPL and start your white water career.

Do you know how to wet exit out of a kayak? Want to learn how to roll a kayak? Join a white water course at SPL and start your white water career.

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How many sea kayakers do you see?

How many sea kayakers do you see?

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The fall colours jump out with all the blue and green colours that populates the Pacific North West.

The fall colours jump out with all the blue and green colours that populates the Pacific North West.