Wackadoodle Wednesday

First up, Sir Lucifer Flufflypants and his redonkadorable wackadoodle baby blues par excellence!

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Move over wackadoodle kitty, this wackadoodle owlio wants a whack at the wackadoodle eye!

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Woah not so fast, now it’s wackadoodle sealio with wackadoodle eyes burning a hole in your very soul!

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Sir Lucifer Fluffypants. Kimupiko‘s owl on Twitter. Sea lion via Pinterest.

Hund + Sjøløve = Sant (Dog + Sea Lion = True)

Border Collie Vilde meets Sea Lion Amy in Bergen, Norway. The original story is here, and this is a bit of translation c/o Google Chrome:

“The dog has a very strong herding instinct,” says Frits Martem, dog owner and zookeeper at the Bergen Aquarium. “It’s much interesting to study for the dogs. We have seen both crocodiles, seals and penguins, says the owner. But when they approach the pool where the sea lions live, it starts to tingle extra amount of dog body.”

“Sea lions Amy is a little over two years old and is considered young. She is very playful and active. I think this is a meeting between two excited animals with much profit,” says aquarium director Kees Ekeli jokingly.

“Interspecies fun from the lovely city of Bergen. :) Kind regards, Reidun, devoted fan.” Sendt fra min iPhone.

Meanwhile, Lurking Off The CA Coast…

[...We've been spotted by Tammy L.! On the 1 MC: Conn Officer, rig for dive. We show a green board on the ballast control panel. Diving Officer- prepare to submerge the boat to periscope depth and open all ballast tank vents! Chief Of The Watch, stand by. Dive, dive, all dive!]

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“I was out at Moss Landing near Monterey, California this weekend and snapped this! The first thing that came to my mind were the lyrics, ‘I always feel like somebody’s watching me!’ Hope you like it!” -Cuteporter Tammy L., on the scene.

Sea Lion ‘Tocks!

These Bebeh Sea Lions were injured when they washed up on a Peruvian shore. But great news heah! They’ve all been nursed back to health by this group! (Site is in Spanish, but use Chrome and get Immediate Translate Action at no cost.)

Check out the ‘Tock Diving starting at :16 or so, and watch ‘em go!

Orkin’ In The Galapagos (Updated!)

Cue Kathleen C.: “Near the end of our Galapagos Islands trip, we went to a beach where legend has it, a giant colony of Blorp Pillows resides. We added some artistry to the scene & built a big old sand sculpture. Wouldn’t you know it, a sea lion comes floppin’ over and decides to have a nap. On our sculpture.

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“Here is the colony. We R not kidding. All the way up and down the beach, the Blorp Pillows were “just lion around.” Our ears were ringing with Ork, Ork, Ork, but it was so worth it.”

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“The main port was awash with sea lions. This one was stealing freshly-caught fish right off the market counter with a “Humph” on its face.”

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“These two pups were rolling all up and down the beach, playing with each other. We saw plenty of wildlife but the sea lions were the best.”

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BONUS EXTRA IMAGE FROM KATHLEEN C.!

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Poll: Name This Santa Cruz Sea Otter!

“Ran into an otter at the Santa Cruz wharf today and filmed it lounging, stretching, grooming, and just generally being adorable. It was hanging out on the same wooden platform as a bunch of sea lions. (Since it’s not my pet but rather an adorable stranger, I’ll leave it up to you to give him a cute name if you end up posting this.) -Melissa G.

Need A Lift, Little Dude?

What do you do when a bebeh sea lion hops on board your boat? Well, you cuddle him, naturally.

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Video from JR Gilkinson’s Tube. Photo from CBS2, Los Angeles.

U OK There, Kid? Should I Call Security?

A little girl carrying a stuffed sea lion takes a tumble at the National Zoo, and someone is more than a little concerned.

Jane P. spotted this video on CBS News.com. Originally posted by Ariel M.

Time For Some Blorp, Mate!

Cuteporter Abigail M. sent in one of these images, and the link led to a lot more. She explains: “Here are a plethora of adorable Australian sea lion photos by underwater photographer Tony Wu. They have all the elements of adorable animal photos: fish eye lens, big eyes, even bigger schnozzes :).” Quite blorpy, too. You can also read more about Tony here. (Hover text also from Wetpixel site.)

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Sea Lion Pup Trubble In SoCal

Scientists are baffled as to why a lot of sea lions are stranding themselves along the beaches of Southern California, and some of them are in tough shape. Wired has a good story on how truckloads of these Prosh Dudes are being shipped up the coast to the SF Bay Area’s Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito for care.

[You can also help feed these guys. Donate to "Meals for Seals" right here.]

See a distressed marine mammal in Northern California? Call (415) 289-SEAL.

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Photo by Ingrid Overgard/The Marine Mammal Center.

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