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Northern Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris kenyoni)
Uses

Commercial

Handicrafts and clothing made from sea other furs subsistence-harvested by Alaska Natives may be sold provided they are created using traditional Native handicraft methods (i.e., not mass produced).

Subsistence

Sea otters are harvested by Alaska Natives for subsistence use. They are taken for their furs.

Aesthetic

Sea otters are very charismatic and are popular for wildlife viewing.