He’s Called A WHAT?

RW15-001 (1)Monterey Bay Aquarium is probably best known for their Whackadoodle Sea Otters (with good reason) but here’s one of their residents you won’t come across every day, and the name alone is worth a look. Ready?


[Should there be a Cute Rule? “If it has ‘Fuzzy’ and ‘Dwarf’ in its name, it’s Cute.” -Ed.]

Angela H. writes: “Thought Cute Overload would dig this shot of Monterey Bay Aquarium’s new Fuzzy Dwarf Lionfish (R) checking out his larger cousin, the Red Lionfish (L.) Both of these fish are near adult size, with The Fuzzy maxing out at 5″ and the Red up to 17.” The Dwarf Lionfish is native to the Indo-Pacific region and isn’t causing environmental problems like its larger relative, in the western Atlantic.”

Photo ©Monterey Bay Aquarium, Randy Wilder.

Tokyo Balloon Lumpfish: Share The Squee!

These are fantastic! And oh BTW, yes they’re from The Big J. Lainey G. tells us all about ’em. “These tiny fish have suckered on their bellies to keep them in place.”

“They’re found in the Pacific Northwest in cold waters.”

“I think that they are possibly one of the Cutest fish around.”

“And of course, the photos are from a display in Japan with actual balloons to make them Cuter.”

“Wanted to share the Squee!” (Thank you, Lainey G.)


Oh Look! A Cuddlefish! Er- “Cuttlefish!”

Wait ’til the very end where Mr. Floating Cuttlefish decides he’s had enough of this video. Gotta go!

Top-notch video from the Monterey Bay Aquarium: see more of their clips here.

Prolly Wouldn’t Recommend This

Let’s talk about Moray Eels. Never seen one on C.O., right?

Until now.

They’ve got a rep for being, uh, ill-mannered.

Not THIS one! (And you get some great British accented narration here, too.)

Concord Barb & Paul – who must have been on an extended vaca – sent this in.

Sorry, Don’t Mind ME, Just Passin’ Through…

article-2683307-1F71E39100000578-43_634x475A Parrotfish (Dory?) decides to get IN on the act in Key West, Florida. More from Mail Online.

Friday Haiku: Bloop?

Tiny fish can swim
All day long and all night long
They need to breathe too

From @CuteEmergency.

UPDATED! Sprock’s Friday Haiku

Clipboard01You may have seen me
In a Yellow Submarine.
Look! I’m Peter Max.

Sprock wins with the Beatles reference AND Peter Max. Two 1960s icons in one haiku? #Win. But Oakley was close. Image from @AmazingAnimals.

Timo Visits The Koi Pond

Ever seen a kitteh petteh fish?

So Timo eventually gets bored with that (a cat getting bored, imagine that) so he heads home. But then he gets bored of being inside, and wants to go outside. (A cat changing his mind, imagine that.)

From Petra.

Glossary Update Action!


Dogspeak for “Whut the…?” Frequently accompanied by the Canine Tilt and/or wrinkled brow for enhanced effect. Occasionally, animals which are not dogs have been known to have this cute-ism ascribed to them, but this is never appropriate. Dogs just have the face for it, plain & simple. Cats don’t. Fish don’t. Cockatiels? Please.

See right there, in bold type? Fish. Don’t. Baroo.

Until NOW. Behold.

Juv Hawaiian Spotted Boxfish
“This little cutie is a Juvenile Hawaiian Spotted Boxfish, photographed off the coast of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii by my sweetie John. He’s an awesome underwater photographer.” -Angie P.

Friday Haiku Too: Cuttlefish

Floating floating down
Small Cuttlefish bobs along
Looking for dinner


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