Saturday, April 28, 2007

entry: 5905

weather: sunny and spring-like


A youtube video has been brought to my attention
and I feel the need to share this with the masses.
for it brought a tear to my eye.



There are few things that I love more
than seeing animals do cute things.
and this wins the prize for the year.

I had a love for sea otters already,
but this prompted some extra research.
and i found this on www.seaotter-sealion.org,
about sea otter behavior.

Sea otters are social animals who may float together in
groups of less than 10 to more than 100, called rafts.
Usually these groups are separated by sex, females and pups
spend time in one group and males in another.
Otters usually swim on their backs but have been known
to swim on their stomachs while traveling.
Sea otters will only eat while they are floating,
but may also groom, rest, and nurse their young.
It is also common for sea otters to wrap themselves
in kelp beds when resting or sleeping.

This website provides all the necessary information
to properly get to know these guys.
You can also become a member of the
Alaska Sea Otter and Stellar Sea Lion Commission!
This gets you involved with the conservation of these fantastic creatures-
this group also promotes/supports local alaskan tribes.
a full years membership is 30$
go to http://www.seaotter-sealion.org/join/membership.html
for additonal info and become a friend to the otters and sea lions!

have a good weekend sailors!!

1 comment:

Valentine. said...

that video made me very happy.