Also out and about this morning was another new otter at least to me. This one was not tagged and had what looked like a T shaped scar on her nose. Those that follow me know that scars on the nose mean female because of the damage done during mating when the male grabs on to her nose.
I had just remarked to another photographer out there when we were seeing no otters, that i had never photographed an otter eating a sea urchin. The eating of the sea urchins is part of what makes them a keystone species. Because they eat urchins, which eat kelp; the otters allow the kelp to be healthy which allows thousands of other species of plants, animals, etc to grow and use the kelp forest.
Then MissT pops up with a purple sea urchin....I think i need to start telling them what i want to see more often..