Field Notes: a Northwest nature blog
One of the reasons many of us live in the Pacific Northwest is the natural wonders that amaze us all. On this blog Seattle Times writers and photographers will share their explorations of the natural world from snowcaps to whitecaps. Write us at email@example.com with your own sightings, questions and wonders to share.
Welcome, Sekiu! Baby otter gets her name
Well, it's official. The baby otter at the Seattle Aquarium has been named Sekiu by popular vote. Here's the announcement from our friends at KING-TV.
"SEKIU!" by a waterslide victory capturing nearly ½ of the more than 14,000 votes" out of five name choices, declares spokesman Tim Kunihom.
For those of you not in the know, it is pronounced SEE-Q. And, it's a place. A lovely place, out on the Olympic Peninsula, best known for its sport fishing. Very appropriate for a northern sea otter.
My vote was Shi Shi for its lovely alliteration. Maybe next time!
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