Did you know that sea otters hold hands to prevent drifting apart while sleeping? They are also the largest member of the weasel family, and their fur is the finest of any mammal, with 850,000 to 1,000,000 hairs per square inch.
Want to learn more? If you're in Juneau on Thursday, February 21, 2013, you can hear about this important species at the Sea Otter Symposium, The Science of Southeast Alaska's Sea Otters.
Free and open to the public, it starts at 6pm at the University of Alaska Southeast's Egan Library. A panel of experts will share the latest scientific data, and their presentations will be followed by a discussion and Q&A session.
Can't make it to the symposium? Check out this video and prepare to have your heart melted.