Seal Pup Baroo!

6a010535647bf3970b01a73de38f25970d-800wiThis little female South African Fur Seal came into the world on June 10th at the Wroclaw Zoo in Poland, according to this article on ZooBorns!

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ZB also says “This is the first offspring for the zoo’s Seal group..”

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“… and keepers are pleased to report that the pups mother is taking great care of her newborn!”

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Finnish Blorp Video (+ Authentic Translayshe Action!)

Here at C.O., we know Blorp when we see it. This video is classic Blorp. It’s also from Finland, and none of us speak Finnish. Using Google Translayshe is a cop-out, so Cuteporter Tiina M. provided the helpful deets.

“The Saimaa Ringed Seal is an ultra rare and endangered species of fresh water seal that only lives in Lake Saimaa in Finland. In the spring seal pups play and swim close to their mothers. As summer comes nearer pups keep growing and start making longer swimming trips. Pups may swim to areas which have fishing nets and fish traps that are of wrong shape and are dangerous to seals. The Finnish Association for Nature Conservation is working for wider restrictions in fishing. Let not a single seal pup die in fishing nets!”

Amen to THAT. Now, on with The Blorp. (Note the underwater nap attack at 1:25, please.)

“I love your site – I’ve visited it every day for many years already! Best wishes!”

Do Seals Loff 2 Have Their Bellehs Rubbed?

I dunno! Do Teddy Bears dance in the woods?

UPDATED WITH FAVE FRAME BY REQUEST:

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Blorps of the Ferne Islands in the United Kingdom, from VVV.

Malibu BLORP!

[Sounds like a Hasselhoff reality show on cable. Tune in to watch retired & overweight Baywatch guard Mitch Buchannon goof off at his Malibu pad. -Ed.]

Check these photos out and read what’s up.

“The California Wildlife Center in Malibu has 13 Bebbeh Blubbersons AKA Elephant Seal Pups. They eat loads o’ fish and the CWC is raising funds this weekend for a new freezer to hold all the food that these little (big) guys require. Anybody who donates today or tomorrow gets their name on the freezer which will help the pups for years to come. (Put ‘FREEZER’ in the comments on the donation checkout.)” -KB.

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Broadcasting From the Top of the World

And transmittting at elebentybillion unstoppable kewt-o-watts.

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Ork! Ork! Ork!

Rescued seal release as featured on CO, From Vancouver Aquarium.

24 Hours Of Cute: Happy Valentine’s Day @ 4:14p PT

[It's Valentine's Day. U wanna go for a swim, then chow down on some shrimp, or how 'bout........a BIG SMOOCH!]

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From Cuteporter KB. 24 Hours Of Cute: Happy Valentine’s Day continues…

This Gets The C.O. Seal Of Approval

Underwater snorgling on location in the Farne Islands, UK.

Seal of Approval from Jason Neilus on Vimeo.

FAVE FRAME! (@ 2:00 minute mark.)

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From Cuteporter Wendy M. Oh, and that song you won’t get out of your head for the rest of the day? “On Top Of The World” by Imagine Dragons.

After the Rescue

Chiidax, the baby fur seal can tell you, it’s all about the Aleuts getting you through

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to the ground crew who feed you fish stew

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while FedEx delivers you a thousand miles or two

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to rendezvous with friends anew; other fur seal rescues Kit, Flaherty and Lou. Whew!

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Read the complete story of Chiidax, the rescued fur seal pup, over at New England Aquarium and Zooborns!

These Seals Boop Back

Every time their tracking tags check in.

Vancouver Aquarium. One of those places where it’s wonderful to work, and your bosses are all short and blubbery, in a good way! On Nov. 22, the Marine Mammal Rescue program released 5 rehabbed sealios named Oberon, Lagoon, Polaris, Pan and Puck. Each seal was fitted with a tracking device on its head. What’s a special occasion without cool party hats? The awesomest thing is we don’t have to say goodbye, because we can follow them too! Get on over to the site and take a look at how two of them are just all over the place! Sooo cute!

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When life gets you down,

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You know what you gotta do?

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Just keep swimming, just keep swimming. Swimming, swimming, …

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Find out more at Zooborns.

Seal Swim Lesson… Forgetaboutit!

And so, li’l bebeh blubbernugget, what have we learned from today’s swim lesson? “BLORPTH!”

Crybaby learns to swim. Thanks to Lucy’s Mommeh, and other sender-inners, via YouTube