This is Ms. Royal, so named because of her purple and white tags. She is almost always pounding away on the steel supports along the harbor where the boats are tied up. This is probably the most beautiful thing I have seen an otter eat, lol.
There seemed to be mussels mixed in all of this. I will be trying to see what all the rest of the things in this "otter salad" are. But it sure is beautiful.
And she did have to go back and forth several times to pound all this on the steel. She did however, disappear and I saw her over on the other side of the jetty when I looked for her. I used to think I was crazy when one of the otters would be feeding and dive down and then just disappear. I always thought that i had to not be paying enough attention and missed when the otter surfaced. However, after talking to Marge, the jetty lady, I now know that there are places that the otters can go back and forth under the jetty.