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Duly Noted

Monday, Nov 5, 2012, 11:18 am

Otter Evades Orcas By Hitching Ride On Boat (Video)

By Lindsay Beyerstein

Onetime Tea Party Senate hopeful Joe Miller has officially done one worthwhile thing in his life by circulating this video of a wily mother otter saving herself from a bunch of hungry orcas in Turtle Bay by hitching a ride on a boat. (The video gets very sad around the 3-minute mark when the mother otter starts crying for the baby she lost to the whales.)

Lindsay Beyerstein is an award-winning investigative journalist and In These Times staff writer who writes the blog Duly Noted. Her stories have appeared in Newsweek, Salon, Slate, The Nation, Ms. Magazine, and other publications. Her photographs have been published in the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times' City Room. She also blogs at The Hillman Blog (, a publication of the Sidney Hillman Foundation, a non-profit that honors journalism in the public interest.

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