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The Proufound Thoughts And Actions Of Steve The Otter

Aw, Steve the Otter and his adorable thoughts and hilarious actions. It's been a hot minute since we last saw what was up with one of our favorite otters on Twitter.

Turns out, not too much was new with Steve but it's always entertaining to hear some of his thoughts because they are indeed very insightful. We believe Steve to have been a philosopher in his past life. Just seems fitting. If you don't agree with us, perhaps reading some of his quotes below might persuade you to think otherwise.

A shout out to otters everywhere, continue being your adorably weird selves

steve the otter tweets - thumbnail of steve the otter kissing his foot "steve quietly kisses his foot in the bath whilst nobody is watching. Don't worry Steve. Your secret is safe with us."
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Gallery Of Smiling Adorable Baby Puffer Fish

Turns out, baby Puffer Fish are heckin' adorable! Why didn't any of you tell us?! They either have this cute little smile and look like a wee baby or somehow look like an adorable old man. Either way, they are precious and must be protected. 

We don't often feature fish and it's a shame because some of them are really cute and deserve a chance in the spotlight! And now it's time for the Puffer Fish to shine! Baby Puffer Fish, that is. 

Honestly, we're not entirely sure all the fish images below are in fact Puffer Fish, but their cuteness got to us anyways and we felt the need to share. 

adorable images of baby puffer fish - thumbnail includes two images of smiling puffer fish
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This mother is doing its best trying to get her adorable mass of fur into the water. You can see the sea otter point to the water and look back at the pup, and you can just tell she is communicating with the pup to get in that water! However, seems like the little pup doesn't want to go. Just like a human kid, seems like baby otters can also throw a tantrum of their own kind. 

But, at the end of the day, we all know the mother will win and force you into that water. You put up a good fight, little pup! So much cuteness in one simple video, our hearts melt at the sight of this adorable and wholesome family display. 

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Winners Of The 2020 Ocean Photography Awards Announced

The winners of the 2020 Ocean Photography Awards have been announced and we're in awe of the breathtaking photos of the world we don't see often - the world under the sea. Congratulations to all the winners and nominees, each photograph is simply superb.

Each year, Oceanographic magazine holds the Ocean Photography Awards in a celebration of "our beautiful blue planet, as well as a platform to highlight the many plights it is facing." Such as the difficult photographs of the Conservation Photographer award, images of incredible sea life being tormented by waste. It's heartbreaking to see but important to share and be aware of. 

The photographer awards are open to everyone, from amateurs and professionals to everyone in-between. There are six categories and the overall winner which receives the title of 'Ocean Photographer of the Year.' 

The awards were streamed live from an extended reality stage in London, UK, you can watch the awards on YouTube

We can't wait to see what remarkable photographs are waiting to be discovered next year! 

winners of the 2020 ocean photography awards, thumbnail of two penguins look out across the water, Melbourne’s lights in the distance. St Kilda, Australia. by Tobias Baumgaertner
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Beautiful Images Of The Magnificent Marine Animals Living In The Ocean

When you look at the ocean, it seems like the most peaceful place on earth. 

But actually, it is filled with beautiful (And sometimes, dangerous) creatures living inside that we can not see.

The ocean is mysterious, terrifying, humbling, and mesmerizing at the same time. 

Its magnificence has inspired countless novels, films and songs, all in constant awe of its power and beauty.   

We have gathered some images of all those tiny, as well as giant creatures, living under the sea. 


Beautiful Images Of The Magnificent Marine Animals Living In The Ocean | whale breaching above water and turtle swimming close to the surface
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Fun Website Allows to Scroll to the Bottom of the Ocean and Discover The Mysterious Creatures Living Deep Down

Did you know there are 409,543 named species in the deep ocean? 

Now you can get to know them better, thanks to this computer scientist, Neal Agarwal, who was inspire by the marine life and has developed a fun website that allows users to scroll down to discover the different animals and plant life that live at varying depths of the ocean.

As you move towards the bottom of the ocean floor, the website provides interesting facts and figures about marine life. 

For example: close to the ocean surface, at around 30 meters deep (98 feet), familiar fish such as the Atlantic salmon and the striped bass are seen, alongside the polar bear, who is known to dive to similar depths in order to hunt for food. Scrolling deeper reveals the killer whale at around 100 meters deep (328 feet), and the green sea turtle at around 170 meters (557 feet).

creatures living in the deep ocean | POLAR BEAR CLOWN FISH BARRAMUNDI 37 METERS DEEP BLUE TANG
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These Adorable Turtle Hatchlings Need Help - Here's How To Do Your Bit

Turtles are amazing animals. They can be traced back to the time of dinosaurs, they usually live around 70 years (tortoises reach around 150 or more years), and they're super cute. Sadly, as human development reaches the quietest of beaches, some turtle hatchlings are having trouble finding the ocean because of the confusing lights. But it's not all bad news! As well as being the problem (sorry turtles), we can also be the solution. Keep on reading to learn how you can help your little flippered friends live to be wise old creatures. 

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When wildlife biologist Lizzie Daly went diving off of Falmouth, England, she didn't except to come across such an enchanting and slightly terrifying sight -- a humongous jellyfish!  

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"What were once monsters to be feared are now curious and magnificent creatures that delight. We like to feel that science and exploration has brought about this change." - NOAA Research

This is the very first time a giant squid has been captured on footage in US Waters. Edie Widder, one of the leaders of the research team was funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, told the Washington Post it was "one of the more amazing days at sea I've ever had."

The camera that captured the amazing footage is called Medusa, it employs a red lights invisible to most creatures at deep-sea depths, and was used to lure the animals with its attached "e-jelly" display, which mimics the bioluminescence of a deep-sea jelly fish.

Upon reviewing the Medusa's footage, the team wrote in their mission log, "People quickly gathered around. We knew immediately that it was a squid. It was also big, but because it was coming straight at the camera, it was impossible to tell exactly how big."

The scientists identified it to be a juvenile giant squid, about 10 to 12 feet long. 

Read the full story at Ocean Explorer

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Track Dolphins, Sharks, Seals, And Turtles All In Real Time

We just stumbled upon one of the coolest websites! Ocearch shows the locations and travels of tagged sharks, porpoises, turtles and more, all in real time!

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