Ahoy! It’s World Oceans Day Today!

Despite what Captain Kirk would tell you…our ocean is truly the final frontier. If we don’t take care of it, we won’t get another one to take its place.

Learn more about World Oceans Day here!

This first video was taken off Dana Point, California- home to more dolphins than anywhere in the world!

This image of a harbor seal was taken in a kelp forest at Cortes Bank near San Diego by Kyle McBurnie. It was the overall winning image submitted to the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science‘s (RSMAS) underwater photography competition.

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Pietro Cremone from Italy won third place in the wide-angle category. His entry shows a Raccoon Butterfly Fish and Angelfish on a reef in the Red Sea near Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt.

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Alex Tattersall took the shot of a Lionfish on the Thistlegorm wreck in the Red Sea and it won first place in the wide-angle category. The SS Thistlegorm was a British naval ship built in 1940 in England.

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Second place in the wide-angle category went to Joseph Tepper. It shows Spinner Dolphins swimming in a small inlet off the Kona coast of Hawaii.

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This shot of Anemone Shrimp was taken in Puerto Galera in the Philippines by Beth Watson. It was the winning picture in the RSMAS macro category.

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The second place macro picture was this image of an Emperor Shrimp on top of two Nudibranch Molluscs. It was taken at Dinah’s Beach in Papua New Guinea by Douglas Good.

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The third place in the macro category of the RSMAS underwater photography competition went to Italian photographer Frederica Bambi. It shows a Porcelain Crab on an Anemone at Pescador Island, Cebu in the Philippines.

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Video #1 from Dolphin Safari; #2 from One World One Ocean. Photos and captions from Mail Online.

Duck, Duck…

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSE!

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GOOSE-HANCE!
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Via amade_a.

Most Totally Bow-dacious

Aww-daciously bow-dacious. This is Pugsley, and he is quite the charmer.

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“Here are some photos of my Pug puppy (Pugsley) on Easter Sunday this year. He was about 4 months old. He looked sophisticated. I hope it can bring a smile to someones face. Thanks for your brilliant site! It makes my day.” -Marielle J.

Holy Upside Down Bat Butt-Fuzz!

That was the subject line of the email we received. Can you beat that as an attention-getter? Nope, no way. So let’s find out what’s going on here.

“I was walking to grab lunch in Cleveland when I spotted this little guy (or girl) taking a nap in broad daylight! I bring you: Eastern Red Bat butt-fuzz! Who knew that lower back hair could be so cute?” -Snapped and submitted by Miranda R. (Ashley P. also helped.)

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Admiral! There Be…Penguins!

Squeaky Furball Alert in The Big Easy. Three endangered African Blackfooted penguin chicks have made their debut at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas in New Orleans!

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Cuteporter Nick B. on the case with this one. Photos and video from the aquarium. Bonus points if you get the headline reference.

U Might Not Be Able To Handle This

You know how, when you see a sleepy little puppeh..and he’s just waking up, and he kinda rolls over, and has that warm little puppeh smell, and the belleh is warm, and there’s some BLINK BLINK BLINK stuff, and then he rolls over and cuffs his nose, you know like they do. Max adorbs and stuff?

All that is just a WARM-UP…for what happens at 1:13.

Friday Haiku (By Two Of 6rabbits 4th Graders)

Tiny cute ducky
swims in water with new friends
kissable baby

Mallard Duckling at SF Bay Center
Photo by Cheryl Reynolds. Submitted by Andrew H. of International Bird Rescue. Read more about this duckster’s story here. Thanks to the many Peeps who gave it a go.

Singin’ the Baroos

Their music thrilled a generation — and now they’re back! For a limited time, Q-Tel Records presents those toe-tapping songsters, The Huskies Three! You’ll get all the classic hits: “Crazy Blue Eyes,” “Crazy-Eyed Blues,” “Blue-Eyed Crazies,” and “Ow, Stop Biting My Face.”


Via Jeffrey Beall.

Donut Baroo!

It’s National Donut Day! Let’s go!

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Photo 1 from Interwebs: Photo 2 from All-Mighty Clothing’s Flickr.

Flashback Friday

Mummy isn’t sleeping, darling. She’s just resting her eyes.
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Circa 1914. “Puppies in rocking crib.” Found on Shorpy. “From the timeless genre of “humorous scenes of puppies and kittens dressed as humans and posed in human domestic situations.” Photo by Harry W. Frees, Route 3, Rayersford, Pa.”

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