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53414 No.1393   [Reply]
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>> 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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Post some more inverted otters

>> No.4004  

Is a sea otter considered an upside down otter if it's on its feet or if it's on its back?

>> No.4005  

sɹǝʇʇo



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98297 No.2254   [Reply]

Otters are very good at hiding.

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Here's Bealltainn hiding in her enclosure at IOSF's sanctuary.

https://mailchi.mp/otter.org/your-latest-in-otter-news-crdm0yff7s-2634830

>> No.3404  

>>3400
Where?

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>>3404

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>> No.4002  

:hiding: Why hasn't anyone posted a pic with an otter in it in this thread yet?



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521803 No.118   [Reply]

Welcome!
Please say hello in this thread when you're visiting otterchat.

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Hello everyone, just found this site. Looking forward to some chatty otters.

>> No.3979  

>>3977
Welcome! Some otters are chatty, some need to smash their shells. :smallclawed:

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>> No.4000  

You know I visit here everyday but I hardly ever post since I never feel like I have much worth saying. I hope you're all having a wonderful day! Be sure to do something nice for yourself, you're wonderful and you deserve it!

>> No.4001  

>>4000 The same to you! You made me smile. I hope you're all doing wonderfully. :smallclawed:



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136270 No.233   [Reply]

Where did he get those weird stripes?

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>> No.3925  

Congo clawless otters got the fanciest makeup! They're not far away from being fit for a black metal band with those stripes :P

>> No.3982  

>>233
The stripes help them throw the football better. I thought this was common knowledge.

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>>3982
See, this otter doesn't have stripes, and so he's not as good at football

>> No.3997  

>>3988
But he IS trying!

>> No.3999  

>>3997
True! It is possible to overcome disadvantaged starting conditions with sufficient effort. Any otter who tries hard enough can achieve their dreams! Though I wonder the NFL would think about an otter player. As much as I wish it would be an air bud situation I'm sure they wouldn't be cool with it. A local team probably would be though, who wouldn't want an otter teammate?



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102857 No.139   [Reply]

Otters have the best hands. Post some otter hands.

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>>145 It happened again!

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>>139

>> No.2825  

>>2824
This is us

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Turns out otts like our hands too

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Can you tell which species of otter hand made these prints?



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225092 No.2451   [Reply]

Ottercine: Otter Movie Night

What? A stream event where we meet and watch otters and other things together. Documentaries, short videos, whatever you like - everyone can add something!

When? On the last Sunday of every month at 8pm UTC.

Where? Here: https://cytu.be/r/ottercine

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>> No.3992  

>>3991
I don't know how many people will be able to show up for the holiday, but everyone should be caught up as far as the time change has gone.

>> No.3993  

Sounds good, I'm not celebrating myself so I rather watch some otters personally xP

>> No.3994  

I'm not gonna make it today... Hope you all have a great time, though!

>> No.3995  

Thanks to everyone who could make it, and for those who couldn't I hope you had a wonderful ottery day in your own way :love:

>> No.3996  

Thanks for arranging these viewings, I really appreciate being able to connect with a community like this in such a way ^^



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218482 No.3983   [Reply]
> Our results support the recognition of trans-Andean populations of L. longicaudis as a distinct otter species, which should be recognized as Lontra annectens.

number 14 :dance::dance::dance::dance::dance::dance::dance::dance::dance::dance::dance:

>> No.3984  

forgot the link https://academic.oup.com/jmammal/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/jmammal/gyae009/7631689?login=false

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>>3983
Holy crap, that's crazy! New otters still being discovered. Will humans ever really understand otts though?

>> No.3990  

Wow this is amazing! Soo cool new species are still being discovered, especially otters. Who know's what's next?



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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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Elbow whiskers
Otters are amaaazing

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

>> No.3989  

>>1638
Gonna need to update this in light of >>3983



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106994 No.70   [Reply]

Post some cute 2d otters.

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>> No.3974  

I struck me how I thought ASCO's range included Japan, but when I check the map they aren't even close. They just seem to be so popular over there.
Anyways, is there a manga where otters are featured prominently?

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>>3974
Never forget the Japanese otter..

>> No.3981  

So sad they went extinct, maybe as cloning technology progresses there might be hope to restore the species if there are enough DNA samples left



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240491 No.2609   [Reply]

Why do otters have leaves on their heads so often?

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>> No.3393  

>>3246 Surely it's good for them to get a little bit of variety in their diet once in a while. Some canine predators do like to eat grass and such to help with digestion, don't they? Perhaps otters will do that too.

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>> No.3953  

leaf otter
otter wit da leaf

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I'm looking forward to otterleaf season this year.

>> No.3980  

>>3393
But why eat it when you can wear it? Or roll in it, even.



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12411638 No.3943   [Reply]

Otters are cute, but how cute aren't otters in love? ^^

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I want to believe they're in love ^^

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54720 No.3498   [Reply]

Are there any more pics like this?

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>> No.3948  

I need Planet of the otts ASAP!

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otturobottros

>> No.3962  

>>3959 He finally caught it !?

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If I had a nickle for every time I saw an otter catch their tail...

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Lol found anotter one



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2609225 No.3949   [Reply]
>its real
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8915354 No.3631   [Reply]

So a lot of animals don't really like hugs. Are otters different? Will an otter let you hug it? Or do they only hug each other?
Post some pics of otters hugging pls.

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Wow that gif is way too big. Here, optimized

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I've seen videos of otters hugging people, but you probably shouldn't try too hard for it. If an otter wants to hug you, then he will. If he doesn't, then you're in for a world of hurt!

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This isn't quite a full hug, but it's kinda like one

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734860 No.3917   [Reply]

Hi, how a thread about otters doing things they aren't seeing doing much or is unusual for them? I'll start with an acrobatic climber

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Never skimp on UV protection!

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>> No.3941  

Lol sounds exactly like a normal D&D session alright!



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345270 No.1736   [Reply]

I like fish and otters like fish. What's your favourite fish? I enjoy herring.

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>> No.2401  

>>1985 I think stoats and weasels and such are more aggressive chicken chokers than otters are, but I'm sure otters can do it too if they need to

>> No.2507  

Eating fish is very unhealthy for the fish.

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>>2507
But fish are tasty!

>> No.2801  

>>2798
They wish they weren't, but they are.

>> No.3940  

I love salmon and mackerel, and I gotta agree that smoked fish is good fish!



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170152 No.257   [Reply]

Otters are really smart. Let's post some otters being clever

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>> No.3365  

>>3364 Apparently, an otter got a 35 on the ACT last year... truly creatures of inestimable intellect.

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Waiting in the doctor's office

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>>3365
Did that really happen?

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foreman

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>>3934
Foreotter? I wonder what kind of projects they are working on. Maybe its a collaborative otter and beaver river improvement project.



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1347256 No.3889   [Reply]

WE WILL RAID SOYJAK.PARTY WITH PICTURES OF OTTERS! THE MODS ARE AT WORK OR SCHOOL, ITS THE PERFECT TIME TO RAID THEM!
https://soyjak.party/soy/index.html
https://soyjak.party/soy/index.html
https://soyjak.party/soy/index.html

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Why would we do that?

>> No.3904  

>>3894
not*, not now. Ug, I'm sure an otter would be a better typist than me.

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>>3892
Go on...

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>>3906

>> No.3933  

>>3889
Lol, the site was broken during that and everyone was getting autobanned, it would have been nice to see one or two otters on the catalog though, you guys are always welcome :love:
We should have the site up and running like normal in a few days



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78042 No.3931   [Reply]

Come post @ Asukichan.world

>> No.3932  
>open link
>no otters
>close link


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1347256 No.1217   [Reply]

ITT Otter face close-ups

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MFW Otterchat. You're all wonderful:love:

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One of the otters at Lincolnshire Wildlife Park looks like this.

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>>3898
That's a good lookin otter right there!

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No.1930   [Reply]

We all have a story of how we started to love otters, right?
About three years ago I saw a pair of Asian small clawed otters getting fed at a local wldlife park, I didn't really know what otters were before that and certainly had never seen any (except in anime and a few pictures). As I saw them running around and squeaking, I already had a sense that this was the animal. Later I found out they're not only cute and funny, but actually endangered and very important for the ecosystem. So logically, I had to devote myself to this new love and become their active supporter.
What are you guys' stories? Have you had wondrous enlightening experiences? Or have you just always loved otters?

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>> No.3401  

I just wanna say it's so nice that we're all here and loving otters so much.

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>>3401
It really is great. Everyone here is just so great, and otters make everyone into a better person. I'm so happy that I'm here. Even if Otterchan isn't always the most active, it's the nicest and most ottery

>> No.3752  

>>3750
You're right, it absolutely is the nicest. I was thinking it could potentially be more ottery if actual otters were here, but who know, maybe some of you are otters! The rest of us would never even know

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>>3752
Shhhhhh

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Some sweet comments here ^^

I into otters as a kid after having a dream about the otters from Urchin of Mistmantle. I got curious about otters and it just snowballed from there. When I learned about their curiosity and intelligence I KNEW these were my favourite animals, and also they're stinkin' cute ^^



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52288 No.3899   [Reply]

Otters are not very sexually dimorphic at all. The males look almost identical to the females... apart from that. How can you tell if an otter is a boy or a girl by looking at it? I really want to acquire this skill.

>> No.3900  

By the way, do you also usually call otters "he" by default, until you know? I don't want to call them 'it'. Maybe they should be called otter.

>> No.3902  

I can't really tell the difference, but I struggle with the captcha so I'm not a good example :hiding:

I usually go with singular they when I don't know. I know some people don't like singular they, but "you" is also a plural pronoun that is used in singular form and I think if I insisted people use "thou", the singular version, they'd pop a gasket so it all seems kindof silly to me.

>> No.3927  

Yeah from my experience it's hard to tell between the genders, atleast for me. I suppose the females a bit smaller, but otherwise they seem pretty much the same. I think the males have a bit rougher facial features and broader muzzles, and while I like to believe I can see the difference I doubt I would pass any test! The more obvious clues are ofc the males having their scrotum and the females their teats. Also, female sea otters can sometimes be seen with a scratch on their nose after mating.



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25120 No.207   [Reply]

Animals have to be smart to be able to do stupid things. Only intelligent animals can even come up with stupid things to do. That's why otters, raccoons, etc. are so funny, because they're intelligent. Stupid animals can only sleep, eat and do normal things which is why they're less funny. That's my theory at least. What do you think?

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>>207
The memes write themselves in real time

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>> No.1090  

>>1089 Ugh, raccoons...

>> No.1091  

>>1090 >>1089 Those fiends!

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>>207

>What do you think?

Agreed 100% The inquisitiveness of otters is what drives them into so many "stupid" situations, whereas simpler animals just don't have the same curiosity about the world. A fish, for instance, is going to live its simple fish life and not be overly curious about changes in their environment past how it immediately relates to their capacity to find food or be safe from predators. On the other hand, when an otter notices that his environment has changed somehow, he immediately jumps to investigating it, even if it doesn't at all impact his ability to hunt or stay safe. And this is why fish are otter fuel, and otters are not fish fuel.

>> No.3926  

^This! Otters are curious and thus mischievous. They live in complex habitats with a lot of varied food sources where they benefit from being curious. Sometimes I suppose their curiosty gets the best of them lol



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54708 No.2014   [Reply]

They exist.

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>>2015
A brightest sunshine

>> No.3924  

Wow, albino otters are truly rare! I've seen lots of pics of rudder butts, but I can count on my hand the number of albino otter's I've encountered. I can only imagine how rare they are IRL then!



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189770 No.515   [Reply]

Post em

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What do they use them for?

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