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Otter Equilibrium

















Otters are amazingly adaptable creatures.  They have a coat of fur that traps air bubbles for insulation, which causes heat to quickly be conducted from the otter’s body to the water, which creates a state of thermal equilibrium.  This would happen much more slowly in warm-blooded animals which didn’t have the otters’ special adaptation; that allows the otters to remain in the water for long periods of time.



A Little Science, for a Happy Ottersday :-)

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