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.

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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 quotient..you 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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