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311348 No.2238   [Reply]

Otterbots have been used before to make close up recordings of sea otters. What other uses could otterbots have? Industry, research, espionage or military purposes perhaps? An amphibious four legged robot would seem like a very useful thing, and otters are of course the perfect template.

Here is a pretty cool example: http://edge.rit.edu/edge/P18229/public/Home

>The goal of this project is to design an amphibious robot which can mimic the movements of otters both in and out of water. The final product should be able to swim at the surface of water, walk on land, and transition between land and water. The expected result is a functional prototype with systems that can ultimately be used in other devices for military, investigation, and research purposes in the future.
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Just doesn't have quite the otter energy yet.



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2427180 No.2213   [Reply]

All the otters are doing well and they're building a new hospital.

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February news just dropped
https://mailchi.mp/otter.org/your-latest-in-otter-news-crdm0yff7s-2634369

>> No.2228  

>>2226 Holly is such a beauty, happy she's doing well.

>> No.2234  

>>2226

>Their fish comes by ferry from the mainland and unfortunately this has been cancelled a few times due to the storms.
>Luckily, our dedicated supplier has managed to get someone to drive all the way round to Skye to keep the otters' fish stockpile topped up.

Thank God. Fish for the otters.



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76399 No.2223   [Reply]

Turns out fish are a great source of protein

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This guy can rip crabs in half

>> No.2225  

When he swims he doesn't get wet. The water gets otter



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249828 No.19   [Reply]

Let's have a sea otter thread. Sea otters have the densest fur of all mammals. They know how to use rocks to crack open delicious sea shells. They eat urchins which keeps kelp forests alive. I love big fat fluffy cute sea otters.

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>>105
It's how they stay fluffy.

>> No.2115  

She smashes sea shells by the sea shore.

>> No.2205  

>>32
Living a better life than most people.

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Nighttime sea otter

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\o/



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135587 No.1939   [Reply]

It's that leafy season.

Pics from Edinburgh Zoo

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>> No.2026  

>>1995
He's like the eye of a storm!

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It's winter now. Otters love the winter.

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>>2052

>> No.2147  

>>1995
It also brings happiness to my brain.

>> No.2220  

What do otters think about the spring?



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177492 No.691   [Reply]

Imagine if a person has never heard about otters and doesn't know anything about them.

How do you explain otters to someone like that?

>> No.695  

Imagine the nicest most beautiful river flowing through untouched nature.
Imagine lots of big, nutritious, delicious fish swimming all through it.
God decided there needs to be a big weasel in there to chase and eat them.
This animal is great at swimming, but lives on land. It only goes into the water to hunt or play.
This animal is called the Otter.

>> No.701  

>>695
God knows best.

>> No.1148  

You don't explain otters because you can't. If you want to teach someone about otters, you simply show them.

>> No.1158  

>>1148
^^^Real wisdom

>> No.2206  

"Otter" isn't something you learn. It has to be felt, experienced. You can study it in textbooks, even look at pictures. But nothing beats truly experiencing it.



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102405 No.1807   [Reply]

Otters have existed on earth for 30 million years. 30 000 000 years, or 30 000 millenia.
That's 150 times longer than humans are known to have existed.
If you count the early otterish mammals, then that's 150 million (150 000 000) years of otters, or 750 times the human existence.

In other words, if otters had existed for 1000 years, we would have been here for about 1.3 years.

Otters are pretty long.

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>> No.1984  

>>1980
New look, same taste

>> No.1989  

>>1980
It's not the same as an otter. But it definitely rhymes.

>> No.2146  

>>1980
Small and pointy!

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>>2146
Like an otter shrew (Yes that's a real animal)

>> No.2204  

>>2148 These are some wacky looking otters



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132467 No.2194   [Reply]

RIP.

https://www.publico.pt/2022/01/27/p3/noticia/morreu-micas-lontra-velha-europa-vivia-oceanario-lisboa-1993347

>> No.2195  

>>2194
RIP Micas.
You're busting shells in the seas of Heaven now, buddy



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80797 No.2187   [Reply]

Otter news from around the globe! Will update weekly. It's keyword based so there will be a few irrelevant links, but enjoy regardless
https://otterchat.net/dev/news/bulletin.html
https://otterchat.net/dev/news/bulletin.html
https://otterchat.net/dev/news/bulletin.html

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Good stuff, glad there's a reliable place to get otter news! Also, https://www.sidmouthherald.co.uk/news/otter-raids-fishpond-at-otter-garden-centre-8645440

>otter raids fishpond

You can't keep the ott out

>> No.2189  

Correction, I've set it to update daily so you'll always be up to date with otter happenings.

>>2188

>Otter Garden

And they don't even wanna let otters in? What kinda business is this?

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https://www.nit.pt/fora-de-casa/na-cidade/morreu-a-lontra-marinha-mais-velha-da-europa-vivia-no-oceanario-de-lisboa
Europe's oldest sea otter died :(
Micas lived in Lisbon Oceanarium and died at age 20



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87595 No.60   [Reply]

https://dailyotter.org/ is a pretty nice page, they upload otter stuff every day. What are some other good otter sites?

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>> No.1374  

>>1261

>https://savethegiants.org/

Yeah this is pretty cool.

>> No.1931  

This website, full of otter stuff, launched recently
https://ottered.com/

>> No.1967  

This
https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.otternet.com/

>> No.2129  

http://www.loveotters.org/

>> No.2191  

https://riverotterjournal.org/index.html



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726170 No.1829   [Reply]

I think the giant otter is a really cool otter. It is the largest AND the loudest of all otters, and it's also the largest mustelid.

What do you think about Giant Otters?

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>> No.2152  

Idk why people don't like giant otters, they are awesome. Definitely some of the coolest otters.

>> No.2185  

>>2149
This is like stuff straight from my nightmares.

>> No.2186  

>>2185
How could you have a nightmare about an otter? That is just utterly ridiculous

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>>2185
How could you hate this face?

(pic is from Longleat park)



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49448 No.2168   [Reply]

Marine otters are already extremely rare, but now an oil spill in Peru is further killing dozens of them. Also plankton, seals, fish, penguins, crabs, basically the whole ecosystem of a pristine natural region has been destroyed.

The Spanish oil company Repsol, which spilled 6000 barrels of oil, is being fined $36 million. Repsol has an annual revenue of $56 billion. That means it'll take them about 5½ hours to recover all the money from the fine.

>> No.2169  

Fines are just cost of doing business. If you're a big enough company you can get away with murder.

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Video of a marine otter unsuccessfully trying to clean oil from its fur by rubbing in the sand. Otters are difficult to capture and so many can't be rescued. Many have already been found dead.

>> No.2171  

Is anyone working to clean the spill up?

>> No.2172  

>>2171 Yes, reportedly they've got some ragtag volunteer groups working to clean up the oil. it could take months though.

>> No.2183  

>>2172
Do you know of any organizations to which one could donate to help with the cleanup effort?



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495193 No.914   [Reply]

Otter chomping on his grub

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>> No.2025  

>>1991
I read that you can tell otters that eat crabs from their more pinkish noses because of how often they get snipped.

>> No.2053  

>>1999
Maybe it's just practicing

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>> No.2180  

>>2163 It looks like it knows what's about to happen.

>> No.2182  

>>2163 :o



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133220 No.890   [Reply]

Did you know that otters are otters?

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>> No.1467  

Otters are the ottest. It's impossible to be otter than an otter.

>> No.1468  

>>1145
That otters

>> No.1469  

>>1159
^This

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>>960
Actually, here are some otters checking a box.

>> No.2181  

>>890
Otters aren't otters, there are many different kinds of otter.



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>> No.2177  

I'd imagine animal dreams are just as whacky as ours. Mashups of palaces the otter has been and other otters it met before, but with some crazyness mixed in.



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769313 No.2017   [Reply]

Hey guys, the Otter Specialist Group is holding a contest for the logo of the next big otter event. We're pretty good at making logos, so let's join.

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Maybe something like this, it's an otter's face and also a cirlcle of three people. I think it fits the theme.

>> No.2019  

>>2018 That's pretty clever. I like it!

>> No.2164  

Only 2 days to go, better send in now



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96417 No.2132   [Reply]

Why are you all so obsessed with otters?

>> No.2133  

It's a feeling, can't explain it

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>>2132
Why aren't you?

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>>2132
Otters are the pinnacle of existence and nobility, and provide a Platonic form which all life should strive to be like



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>> No.1914  

>>1880
Aren't there like three different subspecies?

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>>1914
Ah yes

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Upside down awake otter.

>> No.2124  

>>1914
Yes!

  • Enhydra lutris nereis (Southern sea otter)
  • Enhydra lutris kenyoni (Northern sea otter, lives in Alaska and is slightly bigger than southern)
  • Enhydra lutris lutris (lives in Russia and Japan)
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>>2124
And here's a map



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106994 No.70   [Reply]

Post some cute 2d otters.

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>> No.1990  

>>1978
cute

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>> No.2051  

>>2049
Looks like a quokka

>> No.2073  

>>2049
Why is it green?

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>>2073
Because it's an otter spirit



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1900027 No.161   [Reply]

Only the best otter gifs. I'd post WebMs too, but I guess you can't do that here.

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>>1996

>> No.2001  

>>1997
FASTER

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>>2001

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>>161

>I'd post WebMs too, but I guess you can't do that here.

You can now :)



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603142 No.2056   [Reply]

What do otters smell like?

>> No.2060  

Essence of muddy river water.

>> No.2074  

I hope one day I get to sniff an otter



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452061 No.1293   [Reply]

Otters can stand up. ITT post pictures of otters standing up.

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>>1305
clap clap

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>>1328
A standing ovation

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>>1339
As all otters deserve

>> No.2054  

>>1317
Pitching his new business idea, perhaps

>> No.2057  

Can otters also walk on two legs?



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24775 No.1886   [Reply]

The otters are attacking.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/sep/27/river-otter-attacks-anchorage-alaska
Are you prepared?

>> No.1887  

>>1886
Can one ever truly prepare for otters?

>> No.1888  

>>1887
They always seem to come otter nowhere.

>> No.1890  

Can't wait to see them chomp my arm while I try to pet it

>> No.1892  

>>1890
Otter-human affection cycle:
Pet, pet
Bite, bite
Snuggle, snuggle

>> No.2050  

A guy in Singapore got attacked by 20 otters.

>https://nypost.com/2021/12/10/man-attacked-by-gang-of-otters-i-thought-i-was-going-to-die/


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54708 No.2014   [Reply]

They exist.

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>>2015
A brightest sunshine



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2097923 No.44   [Reply]

Went for a spot of otter spotting today. Anyone here ever try this?
Otters are very elusive animals so it's hard to actually get to see one in the wild. To find out whether otters exist in an area you have to rely on finding spraint, tracks or setting up camera traps.

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>> No.615  

>>614
That is magnificent. If it was really an otter then you must be the luckiest anon here.

>> No.640  

>>614 Congrats on the sighting, anon. I think otters reward regular visitors, especially those who know how to sit quietly, so I'm not surprised ottter graced you with his presence. I bet it made your day.

>> No.643  

>>615>>640
Thanks otternons, it was really great. Hopefully I can see him again, and maybe get a better look. I'll be sure to report back if I do!

>> No.1937  

>>614
This whole post just warms my heart
I love this place and all of you.

>> No.2004  

Recently I found what looked like otter tracks in the mud under a bridge, but turns out it was just a dog. Bummer.
I'll still not give up, though.



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