The thermal needs of sea otters combined with their tendency to bite and chew their way through nearly any material requires that they are housed in specially outfitted kennels for transport or triage.  Below you will find plans with pictures of the best practices for building a sea otter kennel that will keep the animal cool and safe while being transported or waiting for medical attention. 

How would oil spill responders and sea otter personnel hold sea otters in a safe place under a triage situation such as during a major oil spill?  In the event of a large oil spill, sea otters would be held in a large, floating net pen that can be easily assembled and deployed in the event of a spill or other disaster.