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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

>> No.2188  
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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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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.

>> No.2170  
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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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137797 No.2176   [Reply]
>> 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.

>> No.2018  
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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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53414 No.1393   [Reply]
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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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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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87107 No.1634   [Reply]

In this thread we post our otter related propaganda and education material. Posters, banners, infographics, videos, etc.
Just made a simple poster which i think looks cool. Gonna post a few different versions.

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>> No.1882  

>>1810
Delayed due to hostile interference.
Academy will be transferred to a permanent location.
Follow the river to better waters.

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Elbow whiskers
Otters are amaaazing

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More otter info from Cardiff. This time it's about fur.



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146150 No.1548   [Reply]

This image of otters was AI-generated at https://neuralblender.com/

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>> No.1577  

>>1576
It's so wild you don't even know what you're looking at

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long otties

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>>1573 They are fusing together!

>> No.1594  

>>1591

>They are fusing together!

That's the fun bit that generates moar otters, right?

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157271 No.1973   [Reply]

Thank you for loving otters.

>> No.1981  

Ahhhhhhggg I love otters so muuuuuch
Otters otters OTTERS otters otters



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10924 No.1954   [Reply]

The earth used to be much richer in otters than it is today.
In this thread let's share some of our little knowledge about the otters that used to roam the land and sea in bygone eras.

>Researchers from the Universities of Tubingen and Zaragoza have discovered a previously unknown species of otter from 11.4 million year old strata at the Hammerschmiede fossil site. The new species was named Vishnuonyx neptuni, meaning Neptunes Vishnu otter. The Vishnu otter genus was previously known only from Asia and Africa. Vishnu otters (Vishnuonyx) are predators with a weight of 10-15 kilograms that were first discovered in sediments in the foothills of the Himalayas and lived 14 – 12.5 million years ago.
>> No.1956  

Forgot link
https://www.geologypage.com/2021/09/new-fossil-a-new-species-of-otter-discovered-in-germany.html



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1096056 No.1411   [Reply]

Big floods ongoing in Germany/Belgium.
Are y'all okay? Any otters in the area who can help out?

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>>1418
No, that's just what the otters want you to believe! It's them, they're raising the water levels on purp-

Nothing to see here citizen, move along.

>> No.1423  

There are so many floods going on right now. What's happening? And are the otters alright?

>> No.1424  

>>1423
Otters always rise to the surface once the storm has abated. Can't flood an Otter out.

>> No.1425  

>>1424
What about the holts with all their babies in them? Those are gonna get flooded and all the little otter babies would drown. Otters need water and dry land.

>> No.1952  

>>1425
I'm sure momma is gonna protect her cubs. Animals have a sense like that.



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208188 No.26   [Reply]

""Old Mama" was the first mother whose family I studied in detail. From 1986 to 1991, she gave birth to 22 pups. Ol' Mom was a paragon of motherhood, totally dedicated to her young. I've never seen any female of any species work more dutifully to raise her little ones. Old Mama genuinely loved her pups. She cried for days after her lastborn yearling daughter was killed. Subsequently, the old matriarch lost the will to live, and she died of self-imposed starvation in July, 1992."
By J Scott Shannon https://otters.net/pg2.html
What a story. Really shows the strength of motherhood even in animals.

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>> No.1170  
> 22 pups

Quite the busy otter.

>> No.1185  

>>793
We're bigger on the inside.

>> No.1195  

>>26
So cute

>> No.1196  

>>1195 anon, did you read the post?

>> No.1949  

"An otter's cub was captured and confined in the stableyard of a house near a river where the mother had been hunted during the day. At night, in company with her other cub, she came to the yard and tried to liberate the little captive, but without success. At dawn she withdrew to the river, where she was again hunted, but after several hours’ pursuit managed to escape. Nothing daunted, she returned at nightfall to the yard and once more endeavoured to free her cub, but with no better result than before. It is pleasant to read that after such heroic conduct on the part of the poor beast, the hunter's heart softened and the whelp restored."

  • Article in the Monthly Review (June 1906) by J. C. Tregarthen


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270487 No.87   [Reply]

Most zoos are closed due to the pandemic so we haven't been able to visit our otters for a long time. How are you holding up during these tough times?
I really miss my otters. I wanna go back and watch them play around again, it makes me so happy. But I've been deprived of that by this stupid virus for months now.

>> No.91  

I'm fine as long as otters are fine.

>> No.272  

At least we have virtual otters.

>> No.860  

Still holding up okay, just gotta keep on keeping on.

>> No.864  

>>860
Hope you feel better otternon.

>> No.1938  

Lonely time still isn't over...



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107214 No.1906   [Reply]

https://otter.org/images/adminPDFs/242.pdf

>> No.1908  

>>1906
My favorite literature

>> No.1910  

My kind of review. Thank you, Paul!

>> No.1912  
>IOSF by the numbers
  • 18 Languages available for the IOSF video
  • 21 Number of countries represented at IOSF workshops
  • 28 Years of helping otters worldwide
  • 47 Number of countries where we have helped cubs or injured otters
  • 60+ countries took part in the IOSF Webinar for World Otter Day
  • 64 Number of countries we have supporters
  • 69 Number of countries where we have supported projects
  • 167 Number of cubs or injured otters abroad that we have helped
  • 230 Number of cubs and injured otters we have treated at our Skye hospital
  • 300+ people signed up for the IOSF Webinar for World Otter Day
  • 139,000+ supporters worldwide

Loving this. Very strong Otter numbers.

>> No.1926  

>>1912

>139,000+ supporters

But my lord, there is no such force!

>> No.1929  

>>1912
>>1926
A vigorous force of determined people around the globe. This is our time.



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383719 No.531   [Reply]

I love the way otters heads stick out of the water when they swim. Imagine seeing such a sight in the wild.
Otters are perfectly crafted to swim. Their eyes, ears and nose are perfectly lined up so they can keep a low profile in the water whil still being able to breathe.

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>> No.1282  

>>1015 The otter in the sea knows nothing of a well.

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Check out this guy

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>>1315 perfect balancing.

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Otters, they're swimming.

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Thief on the run!

>>1316
Zen...



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1474949 No.154   [Reply]

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

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>> No.1832  

>>1827
Is that what ottersong sounds like when it's slowed down to ottertime? Who knew otters could bring the bass like that. They must have hidden depths.

>> No.1833  

Otters: Small heads, big mouths.

>> No.1839  

>>1833
Like many humans.

>> No.1840  

>>1833
The smaller the head, the bigger the mouth in proportion.

>> No.1877  

>>1833 This is why they can AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA so well.



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46026 No.606   [Reply]

What is the difference between humans and otters?

>> No.647  

Otters are more buoyant.

>> No.707  

Human's faces are longer

>> No.708  

Otters sound better
https://files.catbox.moe/81twj7.mp4

>> No.749  

>>708
Ain't that the truth!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlSQiV4cxKQ

>> No.1876  

Otters are cuter and cooler. They know what the purpose of the life is, while we wander aimlessly.



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