Question Sheet: Sea Otters, Kelp, and Killer Whales


Before reading:

  1. Describe a sea otter. 
  2. Where do sea otters live? 
  3. What kinds of other animals share the sea otters' habitat? 
  4. What might threaten sea otters?

During reading:

  1. What is causing the rapid loss of sea otters in Alaska? 
  2. What caused the loss of sea otters along the coasts of Washington State and Oregon? 
  3. Why have sea otters been compared to teddy bears? 
  4. How do the otters keep warm? 
  5. What is kelp and why is it important? 
  6. What do sea otters eat? 
  7. Explain how the...

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