We had passed the afternoon at the Alaska SeaLife Center, where we enjoyed the antics of locally rescued sea otter, Skittle. Sadly, Skittle died shortly after our visit. He managed to unhook the grate to the sewage pipe and drowned in the pipe. He was bound for NYC Aquarium and was slowly acclimating to loud noises and boisterous crowds. His adorable demeanor grabbed our heartstrings. The sad tidings of his departure were hard to stomach after watching this little guy in action.