Strength training is really important for competitive swimmers, so I always hit the gym to do a few hundred reps after I hit the pool to do a few hundred laps. Some people have accused me of being a workoutaholic, but I rather like to consider myself merely devoted to my occupation and one true love. Which is swimming, of course. Eating flies is a close second love, but swimming wins the most prized spot in my heart (most days, at least).
This lovely video documents the first exam ever for Seattle Aquarium's latest otter pup. Its mother Aniak was trained to bring the pup to the biologists, thanks to patience on the biologists' part and a decent amount of seafood-as-positive reinforcement.
Suffice to say, everything about this video is unbearably squee.