Sea Otter Rap

In giant kelp forests – full of life
From their canopy – to sea bed
Rife with crabs, sea urchins, abalone
Engaging sea otters – swim there freely.

With lungs enlarged – adapted eye sight
To see my prey – in the filtered light.
With undulating body and strong webbed feet
I dive with speed – finding food to eat.

In giant kelp forests swim there freely.

In giant kelp forests – full of life
From their canopy – to sea bed
Rife with crabs, sea urchins, abalone
Engaging sea otters – swim there freely.

With minutes under – the time I need
To find shelled creatures on which to feed.
I catch and carry – in dexterous paws
I’m fitted with strong – retract-able claws.

In giant kelp forests swim there freely.

In giant kelp forests – full of life
From their canopy – to sea bed
Rife with crabs, sea urchins, abalone
Engaging sea otters – swim there freely.

I zoom to the surface without any help
So I don’t drift – I’m wrapped in kelp.
While resting and floating – on my back
The tasty crustaceans I pummel and crack.

In giant kelp forests swim there freely.

In giant kelp forests – full of life
From their canopy – to sea bed
Rife with crabs, sea urchins, abalone
Engaging sea otters – swim there freely.

To stay in chilly seas – warm and alive
For food very often - I must dive
My juicy banquets I enjoy each day
And this is how – I live and play.

In giant kelp forests swim there freely.
In giant kelp forests swim there freely.
In giant kelp forests swim there freely.