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Baby Ocean Animals Who Are Here to Brighten Your Day

Rough days are impossible when these spectacular specimens of cuteness are around to brighten your day!

Monterey Bay Aquarium
© Monterey Bay Aquarium

We’ve all been there. Maybe you’re running late, or have a million things to do, or forgot something important at home today. Less than fantastic days happen to all of us, but there’s always a way to brighten up your smile and put some pep in your step. Well, friends, today that added dose of cheerfulness comes in the form of marine wildlife species as babies. Get ready, because no matter what kind of day you were having before you opened this blog, it’s about to get even better by a cuteness factor of about 500 million!

Check out these amazing wildlife species, learn their scientific names, and prepare yourself for dropping a whole lot of “Awww”s…11 of them, to be specific.

Hawaiian Monk Seal

(Monachus schauinslandi)

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© NOAA/PIFSC/HMSRP

Emperor Penguin

(Aptenodytes forsteri)

Frans Lanting
© Frans Lanting

Galapagos Sea Lion

(Zalophus wollebaeki)

Simon Ager Photography - Galapagos
© Simon Ager

Polar Bear

(Ursus maritimus)

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© Daisy Gilardini

Leatherback Sea Turtles

(Dermochelys coriacea)

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© Ben Hicks

Gentoo Penguin

(Pygoscelis papua)

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© Andrew Peacock

Least Tern

(Sternula antillarum)

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© Melissa Groo

Harp Seal 

(Pagophilus groenlandicus)

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© Daisy Gilardini

Loggerhead Sea Turtle 

(Caretta caretta)

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© Ben Hicks

Sea Otter 

(Enhydra lutris)

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© Monterey Bay Aquarium

Manatee 

(Trichechus)

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© USFWS

And finally, to bid you adieu… 

Giant Pacific Octopus

Source: GIPHY

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