Well, what do you know...we were doing field work tonight when we noticed a little face just offshore looking our way.
We had to keep working, but then out of the corner of my eye I noticed that the River Otter was getting out of the water and onto a patch of surfgrass:
The light was dim, and this was a distant view, but I'm not sure I have a picture of a River Otter in the rocky intertidal zone yet...so here's one!
The otter had caught something and it proceeded to eat its prey (a fish?) in a more protected channel among the kelp:
This series of photos was a fun follow-up to last night's post — "Happy feet" — about River Otter tracks.
P.S. And for some additional information about River Otter tracks, see the post from 2 April 2013.