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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

>> No.1580  
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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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33378 No.1900   [Reply]

It's an otter's rear end.

>> No.1902  

Interesting perspective

>> No.1903  

Silly otter! What could be so special inside that stump?

>> No.1904  

>>1903
He's not gonna tell you.

>> No.1905  

>>1900
Anteater if you squint



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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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170374 No.480   [Reply]

ITT Cute Baby Otters*!!!*

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>> No.1430  

>>1263
No such thing as too much otters. The more otters the better is what I say!

>> No.1435  

>>1430 The more, the otter.

>> No.1436  

>>1435
The otterier, the merrier.

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Baby otters drinking milk, the right way.

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>>1889
Momma otter's milk makes a happy baby otter.



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165943 No.1714   [Reply]

September 19 to 25 is Sea Otter Awareness Week. Please be aware of sea otters.

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>> No.1859  

>>1851 whoa just got this post on time to put it in the background while I work. Thanks otternon =w=

>> No.1867  

>>1851
Bit sad I missed all the otterfun.

>> No.1871  

>>1867
We should do it again soon.

>> No.1878  

The sea otter week is over... We can go back to napping again.

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>>1878
Have a nap, have a crab.



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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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172760 No.891   [Reply]

The otter and the binturong.

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Hey mate, what's happening? It's binturong since I last saw you!

>> No.935  

>>932
I feel like Sea Otters as a species would be the type of otters that would just make the worst puns, but everyone would still laugh at their jokes.

>> No.1069  

>>935
Funny otters make you laugh always

>> No.1083  

>>893 Otties are always friends.

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I really like binturongs. I don't know what it is about them, somehow they are just hypnotizing...



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18890 No.82   [Reply]

Let's have a otter book thread
What's your favourite otter-themed book?

Anons back on 8chan posted these wonderful lists of lots of nice titles.
https://seaotters.org/pdfs/books.pdf
https://www.otterjoy.com/otterbookreviews.html

Also it would be nice if we could get PDF uploads on here.

>> No.638  

Bump, I love reading about otters. Especially when I'm spending time away from them, it helps me remember them. Would be nice if otteranons could suggest some good otter books.

>> No.663  

Thanks for sharing these from good ol' 8chan. will look at em soon

>> No.1858  

"The Life Story of an Otter" by J.C. Tregarthen (1909). Thought to be the book that inspired Tarka.

https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Life_Story_of_an_Otter



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37189 No.1534   [Reply]

WAITER, there's an otter in my soup!

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>> No.1713  

>>1552
Otters have taste.

>> No.1762  

I glad soup otters' numbers have been recovering.

>> No.1763  

>>1762
As with other otter species, it's all about habitat. The more soup for them to live in, the more soup otters.
Make soup, not war!

>> No.1846  

This is getting me in the mood for some soup

>> No.1854  

>>1763 What kinds of soup do soup otters like?



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38892 No.113   [Reply]

The spotted necked otter (Hydrictis maculicollis) lives in Africa and is more aquatic than other African otters.
I like how these guys always look angry for some reason.

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>> No.863  

>>127
They kinda look like small giant otters, with the spotted necks and everything.

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The otter with the spotted neck.

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>> No.1771  

>>1769
Otty necky spotty

>> No.1775  

>>1770
Noble Hunter.



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285270 No.429   [Reply]

Let's put all otter physics debate into one thread

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>> No.460  

>>454

>the case of an n+1-otter occupying an n-otter space

I'm pretty sure that's what happened. It would explain a lot. I think that's why the otter gets headaches when it gets stretchy. There just isnt enough otter space yet to accommodate it. It has to generate new otter space at the +1 frequnsee as it stretches, or things get too crunchy.

>> No.466  

>>432
I like this topic. Is there an odd shape that would benefit an otter in our world? A spherical otter would have an easier time in barren landscape and possibly in rivers with high currents, with downsides like a harder times to navigate in lush areas, but is there a shape that will just benefit it with no downsides in our world?

Is the current otter shape the best otter shape in our world after all?

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>>466
Otters are perfectly shaped just as they are.

>> No.476  

>>466
I have to agree with >>467

>Otters are perfectly shaped just as they are.

In any dimension or realm, the Otter will be conformed to the Perfect Shape for that Sphere of Reality. In our 3D world, the 3D Otter represents the perfect fluidity of God-in-Motion as river-dwelling apex carnivore/Olympic cuddler.
Howeevr, if viewed in quantum space, the Otter will indeed be a very different shape: it will conform itself into the most perfect expression of God-in-Motion for that dimension.
Thus, the Otter is always perfectly adapted for maximum beuaty according to its local environment.

>> No.1710  

You get smartier just reading this thread



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2624122 No.1553   [Reply]

Hey otternons! What do you think of the MarineMammalRescue channel on Twitch?

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>> No.1628  

Good stuff. The world can always use more avenues to view otters

>> No.1629  

>>1628

>light particles going into your eyes that have been reflected by an otter

It feels so good...

>> No.1632  

>>1553
I would like it if I liked twitch. But I don't. I like the discord tho.

>> No.1633  

>>1632
Me tooooo.
Wish it had a live audio chat with the otts tho.
Bet they make cute noises and great asmr.

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I'm still trying to recognize and guess who is who.

Actually! Nevermind! They added a plugin thingy that show badges of the otters and their info when you hover over one. That's so cool!



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35754 No.1525   [Reply]

What do you like about hairy nosed otters? I like their hairy noses.

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>> No.1586  

>>1578
That too ;)

>> No.1610  

>>1578
What does it mean to "get" an otter? To get as in to understand?

>> No.1611  

>>1610
Great q, otternon.
Can anyone truly understand an Otter?
Otters remain hopeful, but still lack concrete evidence.

>> No.1664  

>>1610
There's no way to physically "get" an otter, because even if you capture it, its spirit will remain free.

>> No.1676  

>>1664
This truly is the hope of the world.



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169382 No.1593   [Reply]

A Eurasian otter hunting in a shoal of Atlantic herring in northern Norway
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDOXaz4obvI

>> No.1597  

Whoa look at him go! He deserved that fishy

>> No.1604  

>>1597
He hunted through all those fishies just to find the single most delicious one!

>> No.1660  

It only takes one otter to frighten a thousand fish.



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1784677 No.1292   [Reply]

Sometimes otter gets itchy.

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>> No.1352  

>>1351
What could that be? Nothing makes it past an otters fur.

>> No.1592  

>>1310
>>1352
Ticks or other parasites. Wild otters are full of them.

>> No.1595  

>>1592
Someone's gotta debug those otts then.
The whole lotta them.

>> No.1627  

>>1595
Otters are resilient. Theyre used to it.

>> No.1630  

>>1627
Resilient mammals.



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183639 No.1614   [Reply]

What is he building?

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>> No.1616  

You sure he's not about to destroy something?

>> No.1617  

>>1616
Oh, that's definitely a DESTROY shot.
But otters know, as beavers do, that often to build something of true value, one must begin by destroying what CURRENT ly exists.

>> No.1618  

>>1617
To build dams you need to break trees.

>> No.1619  

>>1618
And to break dams, you need to do nothing.

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>>1619
There's a song about that.



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33152 No.506   [Reply]

<- Otter food processing. This is where otters turn their prey into power.

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>> No.806  

>>670 An otter is a machine that turns fish into fun

>> No.820  

>>802
Otters really are a miracle of nature!

>>806
The finest machine in the world as far as I'm concerned.

>> No.1071  

>>803
When otter sees a food, it will grab it with its mouth and then destroy it into pieces.

>> No.1557  

>>1071
The food then gets turned into otter power so the otter can get more food.

>> No.1564  

>>1557

>otter power

ThunderOtts Are Go!!!



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