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Steller Sea Lion Taken Off Threatened Species List!

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Eastern steller sea lions taken off of threaten species list!

This is GREAT news!!

The eastern population of the Steller sea lion will be taken off the threatened species list!!

The sea lions usually live around Alaska's Panhandle down to California's Channel Islands.

What's AH-mazing is these cute creatures are the first species to be taken off the threatened list in 19 years!!

The last animal the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) took off the list was the eastern North Pacific gray whale… and that was back in 1994!

Back in 1979, there were only about

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MASSIVE 18-Foot Oarfish Found Off Cali Coast!! See The Crazy Pic HERE!

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Massive 18-foot-long Oarfish found off the California coast!

A marine science instructor was snorkeling off the coast of sunny SoCal when they spotted something pretty amazing:

An 18-foot-long Oarfish!!

Jasmine Santana of the Catalina Island Marine Institute (CIMI) saw the huge, shiny, silver body laying on the seafloor.

It's one of the largest oarfish they've seen at CIMI.

Oarfish tend to dive over 3,000-feet-deep so seeing them is pretty rare.

Luckily, when this 18-footer died of natural causes he floated up to where the scientists found him.

The giant oarfish can actually grow to an incredible 50-feet-long!!

They're apparently the reason for old, giant sea serpent myths.

Now, the fish is being buried in the sand to decompose so its skeleton can be reconstituted and put on display.

Congrats on the find, Jasmine!!

[Image via Catalina Island Marine Institute.]

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Rescued Sea Lions Returned To The Ocean!!

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In Peru, several sea lions were found washed ashore, injured.

Thankfully they were rescued by the Organization for Research and Conservation of Aquatic Animals (ORCA).

The ahmayzing group is used to rescuing, rehabilitating and releasing marine creatures, so they had no problem scooping up the six sea lions into their loving arms and bringing them back to health.

No one knows who hurt the sea lions, but it's guessed it might have been fishermen.

They tend to hate the sea lions because they eat lots of fish.

Regardless of what happened, they were healed up and made sea worthy again!

So the lil cuties were eventually released back into the ocean!

Check out the video (above) to see the sea lions making a run for freedom!!

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Octopus Goes For Coconut Shell Ride!!

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Omg!! We had no idea octopi were so crazy smart!!

This little guy proves that invertebrates can be pretty creative and/or fun loving!

He found a coconut on the sea floor and started using at as a makeshift shelter. Really intelligent.

But then he did something super cute… he climbed in it and started scooting across the sea floor!

Just watch him push himself around with his testicles tentacles! It's so cute/ahmayzing!!

Way to get creative, Mr. Octopus!

Check out the video (above) to see a surprisingly cute octopus hang 8 on a coconut!

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Super Cute Otter Juggles Rock For Fun!

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No matter what, otters will always be cute.

It's like they're just built to make you awwwww!

At Sea Life Oberhausen in Germany, two beautiful sea otters were just hanging out on a stump.

They were just living the otter life, hanging out, being generally adorbz, when one of them grabbed a rock.

Then the unthinkable happened…

No, he didn't smash the other otter's face in! Why would you even think that? LOLz!

He started playing catch by himself! It was so amazing.

So check out the video (above) to see this amazing otter play catch with himself.

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Shakira And Gerard Piqué Have A Dolphin Three-Way??

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Shakira and Gerard Piqué

Whoa! Shakira and her lovely lover, soccer star Gerard Piqué are getting all kinds of freaky on their vacay!

The sexy couple has been having fun in Hawaii recently.

They've been parasailing, chowing down on giant king crab legs and hanging out with a dolphin.

But things got a little freaky with the dolphin…

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Kevin Smith Making Walrus Based Horror Movie

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Kevin Smith

No, this isn't going to be Walrusnado or anything like that.

Though that does give us an idea… LOLz!

Kevin Smith is making a movie called Tusk, based off an online ad from a UK homeowner looking for a roommate.

They're offering free rent to anyone who will dress up like a walrus for two hours a day.

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