You otter be proud! The comment period for the review of national marine sanctuaries and monuments has officially closed, with almost 100,000 comments submitted. A big fluffy sea otter smooch to everyone who spoke up to support our national underwater treasures!
More Friday night fun at AMNH. 2 hours, ballpoint pen. Indian smooth otter.
(@folks who ask if I screw up while using pen: Regularly! Usually I can cover it. This time you can see some early sketch lines to the right of the fish. I’ll see if this paper will take some razor scraping to erase that when I get home.)
Furry, feisty, paw-erful—Otter Girl! For Sea Otter Awareness Week, let’s meet Abby! Rescued as a newborn in July ‘07 by the Santa Barbara Marine Mammal Rescue Center, Abby was raised at SeaWorld Sand Diego. In June '12, she joined our sea otter program, and became a surrogate mother to her first pup, Sina, in January 2013!
To spot Abby, look for the all-brown otter who loves to stick out her tongue—she also likes playing with artificial kelp, taking ice baths and eating frozen clam pops.
Thanks for all of your dedicated work for sea otters in the wild, Abby!
hi the nhl loves me, personally, and to show me decided to publish, side-by-side, a piece praising dylan william strome, talented captain of the erie otters who is shining, and a brutal expose on meme use amongst leafs rookies