THIS JUST IN: Meet Otter 649

GOOD GRIEF, look at that FACE! And..THE FEET! Er, flippers! Whatever!

This is Otter 649, so named because he is the 649th stranded otter to be brought into the Monterey Bay Aquarium Sea Otter Research and Conservation program since 1984. Learn more about 649 here, and check out their live Sea Otter Webcam!




  1. Rescue Gal says:

    So polite too.

  2. Tony James says:

    6-4-9, that otter’s mine,
    Brinke posts the cuteness and he’s just in time,
    Otters rock cuz they don’t wear socks [er?]
    But if you’re a mollusc you don’t want ’em on your block
    [clap clap]

  3. Tony James says:

    Hold on – according to the website, “This is the first pup Gidget has mentored.”

    Now, I don’t mean to cause trouble or nothing, but how do I get mentored by an otter? Where do I apply? I mean, because learning how to float about on my back and crack shells on my tummy with a rock sounds a good deal more practical than half the stuff I’ve learned in the “real” world.

  4. I am not a number, I am a free otter!

  5. Tony James says:

    Free otters? Where?!

  6. “Precious 649” is what you are to me!

  7. How does an otter get “stranded”?

    They make cats look clumsy and timid and unable to get into and out of places.

  8. He looks like he’s ready to listen to someone’s problems, giving the person/anipal his full attention. Such a sweet chap!

  9. Not to mention cup-stacking and hand-holding!

  10. I didn’t know they could sit up!

  11. He looks like he is posed for his school photo.

  12. fleurdamour says:

    I am Number 2, you are Number 649!

  13. BatBlaster says:

    I see otter. And he is otterly adorable.