There is something very appealing about sea otters. Perhaps it’s the way they swim on their back much the way scuba divers do. Perhaps it’s because they appear to be so cute and cuddly and furry (they have the densest fur of any animal with over 1 million hairs per square inch which is what provides them with insulation in our less than tropical temperatures!). Maybe it’s because the Mum’s carry their babies around on their tummies as they float upside down and then wrap and stash their kids in the kelp before going for a dive. Or, as we saw last week, the Mum’s will throw a protective arm over their baby when startled and roll over and dive under the kelp with the babe. That is some pretty impressive breath hold diving for those babies!Read More
You Anchored Your Boat in the Middle of Our Runway!!
- Post author By Nautilus Staff
- Post date 2008-06-28
While scuba diving around Inian Island is always fantastic, it makes for a fun break to go ashore at Elfin Cove during a trip and go for a walkabout – although the walkabout is strictly limited to strolling up and down and around the boardwalk that circumnavigates the small community! It’s very quaint. Very picturesque. Very quintessential Alaska.Read More
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