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“Oil spills can cause physical contamination and smothering, and have toxic effects including accumulation and tainting,” (Queensland Government, 2022). Oil spills impact our climate and play a role in climate change. Today otters thrive in freshwater and are often taught to swim by their parents when they are only a few months old. Their diets consist mainly of fish and other aquatic animals including frogs, prawns, and small caimans. In the future otters may have to adapt to contaminated waters. Their water repellent skin may also over time become oil repellent. Because of oil spills many fish may not be able to survive leaving otters to change their diet. Eventually otters may begin to eat small land animals like salamanders or other small amphibians. If climate change continues at the rate it is going at today many animals including otters, may have to adapt to new habitats and diets.