Happy Friday! Here’s an Otter waving his hands in the air like he just doesn’t care.
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Keystone species have a dramatic effect on the health of their environment that is disproportionately large relative to their abundance. Sea otters play this role by keeping a check on the population of herbivorous sea-urchins that graze on the kelp forests that in turn support rich and productive marine ecosystems. This particular Southern Sea Otter was busy feasting on a mollusk until a sea-gull swooped in to grab a taste. #marinelife #endangered #conservation #ecosystems #elkhornslough #seaotters #kelp #burp #foodcoma
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Surprise somebody with a Significant Otter Package. They're the perfect surprise gift for friends, family, and significant others! www.CuteDose.co #otter #seaotter #otters #seaotters #gifts #relationship #cut#cutes #cute #longdistance
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Bath time! SO CUTE 😢💕 #seaotters #seattle
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Otter nonsense at the bay this morning! I just Love seeing these cuddly mammals co-regulating in the sun. #home #natureregulates #takeacuefromnature #otternonsense #mammalsthatcuddle #seaotters #relaxme #natureconnection
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おはようございます☀ 男子高校生を魅了した時の明日花ちゃん Good morning Asuka charmed the boy high school students. #須磨海浜水族園 #sumaaqualifepark #スマスイ#fluffy #seaotter #seaotters#ラッキー#明日花#Lucky #Asuka#お昼寝中に
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Sea otters’ paw/flipper combo set them aside from other marine mammals and their weasel cousins. Their forepaws are extremely sensitive and dexterous, and have semi-retractable claws. The hind flippers are adapted to life in the sea, and must be capable of a powerful stroke to keep this buoyant animal propelling toward the sea floor. Can you name some of the ways they might use their specialized limbs? Thanks to @nila_129 and @ecoexposurephotography for these beautiful portraits!#paws #animaladaptations
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Not only are they adorable, sea otters play a vital role in the ecosystem of the Canadian coastline by tending to the vast undersea kelp forests. Photo: @iantmcallister - - #exp#explorecanada #exp#explorebc #ima#imagesofcanada #pnw#pnw#pnw #bea#beautifulbc #whistler #whistlerblackcomb #travelwhistler #gowhistler #onlyinwhistler #pnwonderland #pnw #explorecanada #explorebc #imagesofcanada #pnw #beautifulbc #greatbearsea #marinelife #seaotters
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If you're gearing up for Christmas like me and Santa Claus, here is your friendly reminder we all float on. Alright? Already. #seaotters #otterfiesta #floaton #modestmouse
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I’ve met the best people here! #csumb #myraft #seaotters #myhomeawayfromhome
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We went to the aquarium and fed the #seaotters! Totally stole the idea from @chouwinn for my wife’s bday gift.
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#seaotters #vanaqua to care about anything you should understand and interact with it
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🕰 | À l'heure de l'enrichissement chez les loutres de mer. Le saviez-vous ? 🤔 L'enrichissement consiste à multiplier les opportunités d’interaction entre l’animal et l’environnement dans lequel il vit. Ici, les soigneurs proposent à Pukiq, Tangiq et Matchaq de grands glaçons surprises dans lesquels ils ont pris soin de cacher de la nourriture. 📷 - Loutres de mer (Enhydra lutris), sentier des loutres, Océanopolis. #otters #seaotters #enrichment #instagood #instanimal #video #wednesday #brest #finistere #bretagne #oce#oceanopolisbrest #oceanopolis
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Too cute to die for.. lol.. see how this little thug scratches his head.. #seaotters #marinelife #cutieanimals
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Happy Anniversary to @gregwardell and @sarahcwardell! You guys are made for each otter, and will be awesome parents to your wee pup!! ❤️ #truelove #seaotters
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This very special animal is a Southern, or California, Sea Otter (PAUSE...HOW CUTE!!!!) and it is the smallest marine mammal in North America. Unlike other marine mammals which insulate themselves through thick layers of blubber, the Sea Otter has the densest fur in the world. We're talking thick - you probably don't have more than 100,000 hairs on your entire head but these guys have up to 1 million hairs per square inch!! They are what is known as a keystone species, which means they play a critical role in the way their ecosystem functions. They feed primarily on sea urchins and other animals that eat giant kelp. This allows the kelp beds to thrive and provide a hugely rich ecosystem that supports countless plants and animals. Due to their incredibly valuable fur they were hunted close to extinction up until the 1930's. Although there are now over 3,000 living along the central California coast, one large oil spill or sustained environmental pressure could again threaten them with extinction. Our marine ecosystems are delicate, contrary to what a lot of people think, and public education is a key part of ensuring these guys have a sustainable and successful future. Ok, one more time...HOW FREAKIN CUTE!!!!
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#Repost @dracaenawines ・・・ A #sunset #wine #reflection at one of my favorite places on earth. #morrorock. 📷 Alex GB Walker. Morro Rock, the Gibraltar of the Pacific. At this time of year it is wonderful to reflect upon the year ending and be joyous of the new one approaching. . . . . . #california #visitcalifornia #centralcoast #winecountry #wildlife #seaotters #seals #harborseals #sunrise #holiday #cheer #dracaenawines #cabfranc #VegastheWeim #nature #like #photooftheday #picture #beauty
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Choose your kayak mate wisely #seaotters #jellyfish #survived
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Exploring Avila Beach’s kelp beds with Leilani ❤️ #ocean #sea#sears #kelp #kayaking #sea #miniaussie #adventures #iphone
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Sea Otters are hilarious little things. Another great experience at the Aquarium. #vancouver #vancouveraquarium #canada #conservation #seaotters #travel #holiday #winter #cold #happy
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A #sunset #wine #reflection at one of my favorite places on earth. #morrorock. 📷 Alex GB Walker. Morro Rock, the Gibraltar of the Pacific. At this time of year it is wonderful to reflect upon the year ending and be joyous of the new one approaching. . . . . . #california #visitcalifornia #centralcoast #winecountry #wildlife #seaotters #seals #harborseals #sunrise #holiday #cheer #dracaenawines #cabfranc #VegastheWeim #nature #like #photooftheday #picture #beauty
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This is why sea otters are considered a keystone species that plays a unique and crucial role in the way an ecosystem functions. _ Without keystone species, the ecosystem would be dramatically different or cease to exist altogether. 🌊 🌈 💕 _ @bbc #blueplanet #weneedseaotters #seaotters #keystonespecies #reuserecyclereduce #stopextinction #endangered #oneplanet #racingextinction #marinemammals
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This is Monterey, California during the month of December( 12/10/17)... Over 70 degrees ‼️😧
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もふもふ中のロイズとメイちゃん Royce&May are fluffing up #鳥羽水族館 #ラッコ #TOBAAQUARIUM #seaotter #seaotters #fluffy #adorable#トントン
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AWWWW!! I found this from @oceana #sea#sea#seaotter #seaotters #seaotter #seaotterclassic #seaotterclassic2017 #sav#sav#savetheseaotters #savetheseaotters #savetheseaotter #savetheseaotters2017 #seaotterswag #seaottermonday
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Tag a friend below that you want to catch up with! 🍻@Redbrickbrewing , Atlanta’s oldest operating craft brewer, & @georgiaaquarium (the largest in the Western Hemisphere) have partnered together to create a new seasonal winter brew, #SeaOtterStout! A portion of the stout’s sales will go towards #GeorgiaAquarium’s southern sea otter research & preservation efforts! I went a few weeks ago to try it out & thought it was awesome! You can find it at the brewery as well as select ATL locations such as Hop City, Green’s, @wholefoods, @Kroger, @Target, & more! #CheerstoConservation
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⚡️Finding inspiration under water (: its always a fun time exploring here!💫For he laid the earths foundation on the seas and built it on the ocean depths ⚡️🐟🦀🦈 #sharks #jellyfishmoon #penguins #turtles #seaotters #nature 🌈😁⭐️💕#repost 😜✌🏽⛈🤣😴⚡️
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They eat 7 times a day. Keeps you looking forward I guess. #sea#sears #sea #seattle #wa #pnw #pnwonderland #aquarium #wildlife #otters
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Can I just swim with sea otters please ?? 🐾🐾 #seaotters #makeup #lil#lillylashes #lillylashes #beauty #sticktoyourguns #hardcore #emm#emmurecult #emmure
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