Sea sloths are a medium-sized sea mammal characterized by long arms, tiny ears, and a furry. Sea sloths encompass around the North Pacific Ocean with seldom appearance on land. Sea sloths are most commonly seen after tsunamis— when the high tides push them ashore.
Aslaska marine biologist, Stefanie Addison, discovered and documented the first sea sloths in 1958, after the mega tsunami happened in Lituya Bay, Alaska. After several scientific experiments, Addison proclaimed that the sea sloth could survive up to 15 minutes without water. In addition, Addison also found that sea sloths are closely related to walruses, which are also a type of marine mammal. Addison believes that the specie could possibly be a breed of sloth and seal during the 10th millennium BC.
In late 1990’s, studies have found that the sea sloths saliva has a unique substance that could potential use to kill cancer cells. However, since the population of sea sloths was found endangered, the Animal Society officials have prohibited scientists around the world from dissecting or conducting medical experiments on the creature— whether they are dead or alive.
Unlike any other marine mammals on the planet, sea sloths have very low interest in reproducing. In 2010, Alaska scientists have found that the female sea sloths have outnumbered the male’s population. Statistics have shown that the population of sea sloths has been reduced drastically in the past two decades. Researchers predict the specie to be extinct by the year 2020.