Cute Meter reading = 11

Otter mom and pup

At the end of January, a wild sea otter and her pup drifted into Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Great Tide Pool, an exhibit that is open to the bay. Mom and pup floated around the pool for a day, generating approximately two hundred kajillion photos and many broken Cute Meters. Truly, there is no animal on this planet more adorable than a baby sea otter. Not even a kitten.

You can find more photos here, but if you want a concentrated dose of cute, watch this video. It’s only 37 seconds long, because if the aquarium staff made it longer than that, hearts would actually pop.

About Fletcher DeLancey

Socialist heathen and Mac-using author of the Chronicles of Alsea, who enjoys pondering science, politics, well-honed satire (though sarcastic humor can work, too) and all things geeky.
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9 Responses to Cute Meter reading = 11

  1. Alma says:

    That’s the cutest… OMFG… lsndfknkljsldfj… /deaded/

  2. Cathy White says:

    Aaaaw there should be a law against anything that cute. When it rolled off mums tummy it looked like a newfie pup. What an idyllic life at that age, just catchin’ some rays and zzzzzzzs.

  3. Endeavor says:

    OHHHH….that is 111 at least on cute meter

  4. Endeavor says:

    Completely unrelated to the cuteness and Marie vote in. Which is easier/harder to learn? Spanish or Portuguese? I guess I can figure out Maria’s vote..I want to learn a language and I refuse to learn French. Dessolez a mes amis francaise. Which is oroof French hates me.

  5. xenatuba says:

    Just plain love otters. They are so cute.

  6. Sandra Berry says:

    When I was volunteering there I took a photo in the same area of a sea otter carrying a large gumboot chitin (marine snail) on her/his chest. It was almost as big as the baby otter so I don’t know if it was a mother who adopted it or dinner. Probably dinner. Sea otters sometimes make toys out of food.

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