Los Angeles They’re cute, furry, and when they’re not chasing each other around kelp forests, they’re floating on their backs like miniature teddy bears. Hunted nearly to extinction for their luxuriant fur–the thickest of any mammal’s–the sea otters of California were making a comeback until they started mysteriously dying off.
Friends and strangers across the country gathered on the streets and in schools, churches, bars and auditoriums to celebrate the inauguration of Barack Obama as the first African-American president of the United States. “It’s a great day to be an American,” iReporter Roger Germann said at Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium, where revelers watched the inauguration on television monitors among exhibits of sharks and otters
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