We all had aspirations as children to have that super cool job when we grew up. Mine was to be a dolphin trainer at SeaWorld.
Even at the age of twenty-eight and being wonderfully happy having the best job on the planet (being a SAHM), I still have that super cool job thing in the back of my mind. Kind of an if-I-ever-had-a-clone-who-could-do-whatever-she-wanted-to-do type job.
Except for that my dream of being a dolphin trainer has evolved into something a little more sophisticated – working for National Geographic (in whatever job would get me up close and personal with all of those awesome things they take pictures of).
I mean, how cool would that be? I could see sea life, wildlife, experience other cultures, learn about history, and so much more!
So today when we drove up to Moss Landing State Beach, and I saw this, I went into full National Geographic mode.
These cute little critters are Southern Sea Otters. They were thought to be hunted to extinction in 1900, but a group of about 50 were found along the Big Sur coastline in 1915. There are now around 2,500 Southern Sea Otters, all are descendants of the Big Sur group. Southern Sea Otters are a threatened species, so seeing a group of around twenty today sure was a treat!
So what’s next on my list of National Geographic-ish things to see? Who knows! But stay tuned, and I’m sure I’ll figure something out!