Movie 1

Sea otter's behavioral strategy for paw and vibrissal texture discrimination in air and under water. Video footage of the sea otter interacting with stimulus combinations. For each experimental condition, two trials are shown at full-speed and ΒΌ-speed. the sea otter chooses correctly each trial. These trials are representative of her tendencies to explore the right stimulus first and not compare stimuli before making a choice. Video collection authorized under USFWS research permit MA186914-2.

Active touch in sea otters: in-air and underwater texture discrimination thresholds and behavioral strategies for paws and vibrissae

Sarah McKay Strobel, Jillian M. Sills, M. Tim Tinker, and Colleen J. Reichmuth

Journal of Experimental Biology 2018. 221:None-None; doi: 10.1242/jeb.181347