Orphaned Sea Otter Pup Needs a Name

The Alaska SeaLife Center is asking for help in naming a rescued male sea otter pup.
The Alaska SeaLife Center is asking for help in naming a rescued male sea otter pup.

A male sea otter pup was found in July, entangled in a fishing net in Ninilchik, Alaska. He was rescued and has been cared for by the Alaska SeaLife Center. The little guy can’t be released, so the ASLC is working with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to find a permanent home for him. In the meantime, since it’s Sea Otter Awareness Week, the center has decided it’s time to give him a name reflecting his Alaskan birthplace. They’re asking the public to choose from these three possibilities: Atka (Aleut for "Guardian Spirit"), Pukiq (Inuit for "Smart"), and Kesuk (Inuit for "Water"). — See photos on Facebook and cast your vote

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