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

Some Kinda Penguin Island Beach Ritual

I dunno, there we were, a few of us giant seals mindin’ our own business, when thousands of penguins showed up and …

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had the biggest pillow fight you ever saw!

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All I need now is mah PJs and a blanket.

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“This giant seal appears to be wearing a white feather coat after rolling around where thousands of penguins had been moulting. Photographer John Eastcott, from the Catskills, New York, USA, captured the moment with his wife Yva in Right Whale Bay on South Georgia Island, near the Falkland Islands.” -Via Daily Mail

Caught In The Act

Animuhls (like kids) can do the darndest things. Sometimes, if you’re a great photographer (like these folks as seen on My Modern Met) you can get a terrific shot by just being in the right place at the right time. Talent and a great camera helps, of course!

These were a part of The Mammal Society’s Photographer of the Year competition earlier this year. (The 2014 competition is now open.) Individual photo creditos in the hovers.

First Place Winner: Jumping Rat

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Second Place Winner: Licking Fox

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3rd Place Winner: Wood Mouse with Blackberry

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Gray Seals Laughing

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Leaping Squirrel

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What’s So Funny, Guys?

Oh sure, we go “Squee” all the time when we see a cute animuhl, but let’s face facts:

The joke is on us.

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Le Creditos~

1. Photo taken by Betsy P. at Living Treasure Animal Park in New Castle, PA.
2. Photo by Leslie P., and submitted by Holly B. of Vita.MN. Hover c/o Jokes 4 Us.com.
3. “Holly Haz A Happy.” Photo from Orla M.
4. Gus sticks his tongue out at the Oregon Zoo. Photo by Carli D.

Boop Dreams

Pssst! Over here, peeps! Now’s your chance. Go ahead and boop their noses while they’re sleepin’. Boop, boop, boop.

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“I took this at the Hawaii Aquarium yesterday. A 4 year old Monk seal having a snooze.” -Scott L.
“Meet our 5 month old French bulldog puppy, Rocky!” -Veronica
“My name is Scout and I’m a rescue kitten! I’m super cute to look at, and I love to pee in shoes. My new mom took some pictures of me, and I really want to be famous. meow. Please consider me to overload people with cuteness…” Katie C.

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.

Forget The Horse Whisperer, Meet The Seal Snuggler

Hey Hoomin! Wanna pat my head? Lemme just scoot over for ya.

“You guys must have received this a million times already, but here it is again. Look! A man is being blorped! Twice!” -Vanessa B.

(From the video:) “Charlie Bird meets seals while traveling through Antarctica following the route of explorer Tom Crean’s final expedition alongside Ernest Shackleton aboard the Endurance in 1914-15.”

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