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Photo: Sea otters sharing secrets

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Our photo of the day comes from Moss Landing, California.

If you've ever wondered why sea otters spend so much time floating on their backs, perhaps the real question should be, why not? It's the natural position for them to sleep, eat, and nurture their pups. Or in the case of this photo by Rollie Rodriguez, to gossip, obviously.

Now if you're wondering how they don't float away, National Geographic explains: "Otters sometimes float in forests of kelp, or giant seaweed, in which they entangle themselves to provide anchorage in the swirling sea."

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