Pup 681 Luna UPDATE!

THIS JUST IN from the Shedd Aquarium in The Windy City- let’s check in for the latest news on Otter 681, who was just officially named Luna!

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Photo from @sheddaquarium Twitter.

Name That Pup!

Meet Pup 681, the orphaned southern sea otter in ChicagoRemember Pup 681? The Bebeh Sea Otter that truly brought the Interwebs to its knees, no matter what KK said. Well, she needs a name, not a code number! Voting happens right here, and you can vote on these names:

1. Cali: To honor the California otter.

2. Ellie: Año Nuevo State Park is well-known for its elephant seals and Elkhorn Slough is right up the coast from Monterey and home to many sea otters.

3. Luna: Derived from nearby Half Moon Bay and the Shedd Members Choice.

4. Poppy: For the California State Flower.

5. Aña or Anya: Derived from Año Nuevo State Park.

Feature photo from The Independant.

Google Hangout With Pup #681

Pup 681 was the furry star of a Google Hangout along with guests from the Shedd Aquarium and Monterey Bay Aquarium. If you missed the 10a-10:30a PT live stream, here’s a replay below! (Just click the > thing, it’ll work.) #PupHangout.

Want more 681? In the video below, she’s having a major amount of fun in the pool, getting treats and playing with her basketball and toy lobster. And then a nice fuzzy rubdown afterwards. Dear Shedd Aquarium, would you hire me to do this? I don’t have any formal training. But I’m willing to learn. Today.

Mashable.

OK, Time To Break The Interwebs

seaotterpup9THIS JUST IN from Dual Cuteporters Tracey M. and Erin D. This female pup (#681) was found September 30th, on Coastways Beach in Northern California between the San Mateo and Santa Cruz county line. WARNING: This is SO Cute- you should be sitting down. If you fall over from The Cute and smack yer head- not our fault. OK- proceed.

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She is now at the Shedd Aquarium after a month-long stay at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

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Quoting ABC7, “On arrival at Monterey Bay Aquarium, ‘681’ weighed 1.0kg..”

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“…which is tiny for a newborn sea otter, and she had been separated from mom for at least 16 hours,” said Karl Mayer, Animal Care Coordinator for the Sea Otter Program.

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“This meant it was critical that we begin to get calories into her as quickly as possible.”

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Photos from KGO-ABC7 in San Francisco.

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!

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There Otter Be More Of These Dudes In Nosevember!

This mega-snoot sent in by Cuteporter Dustin L., and first posted here. Japan, natch.

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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.

Air Eddie

GET OUT! A sea otter that plays hoops.

Thanks to Lisa C. for the teep. Bring on the three-pointers!:

You Otter Be In Pictures

Got this prosh little dude from Cuteporter Robin S., who sez “Here’s an article from our local paper with an adorable picture of a newborn river otter, a first for the Oregon Zoo.”

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[You realize we used this header before. Ah well, it’s been 4 and a half years. -Ed]

SPEED STACKING

HUMAN STYLE

OTTER STYLE

OPAN GANGHAM STYLE (I kid, I kid, we’re not embedding that video)

Otter-vid from the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.

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