Marine Otter Chungungo
Patagon Journal|No. 15 - Protecting the Ocean

While many flock to South America’s coastlines for whale watching, catching a rare glimpse of the marine otter is no less exciting. Known affectionately in Spanish by many names - chungungo, nutria del mar, el gato del mar (sea cat) - the lotrina felina is a South American otter species belonging to the mustelidae (weasel) family, and is a cousin to the larger European otter.

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