Wild sea otter birth captured on video

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Wild Sea Otter Birth Captured On Video

Staff at the Monterey Bay Aquarium recently shared video of a natural occurrence not often recorded by humans -- a wild sea otter giving birth.

The event took place in the facility's Great Tide Pool area, where the mother was seeking refuge from a stormy sea.

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In the video posted to YouTube, the team notes upfront, "spoiler alert: the miracle of life is graphic."

The mother writhes around and the baby begins to emerge.

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An Alaskan sea otter swims holding a heart-shaped block of ice, presented by his keeper in the aquarium of an amusement park in Yokohama on February 11, 2015. The event takes place once a day for park visitors until February 15 in celebration of Valentine's Day on February 14. AFP PHOTO / KAZUHIRO NOGI (Photo credit should read KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)
An Alaskan sea otter swims holding a heart-shaped block of ice, presented by his keeper in the aquarium of an amusement park in Yokohama on February 11, 2015. The event takes place once a day for park visitors until February 15 in celebration of Valentine's Day on February 14. AFP PHOTO / KAZUHIRO NOGI (Photo credit should read KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)
VANCOUVER, CANADA - FEBRUARY 18: A sea otter relaxes in his Vancouver aquarium tank February 18, 2009 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Vancouver is the host city for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games being held February 12-28, 2010. (Photo by Robert Giroux/Getty Images)
Sea Otter frolicking in the kelp bed, in the no otter zone south of Point Conception, off the Santa Barbara County coast. The no otter zone was created in 1982 to protect the shellfish industry and goes from south of Point Conception to the Mexican border. A new Sea Otter recovery plan, which will soon be issued, may and the no otter zone for the benefit of the species. (Photo by Ricardo Dearatanha/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
Canadian sea otters swim on June 5, 2012 in the zoo of Amneville, eastern France. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN (Photo credit should read JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN/AFP/GettyImages)
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Alaskan sea otter 'Yutan' swims as he holds a heart-shaped pice of ice given to him by his keeper at the aquarium at the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise amusement park in Yokohama, suburban Tokyo, on February 11, 2013. Visitors can attend the event once a day in the afternoon until February 17 amid celebrations for St. Valentine's Day. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA (Photo credit should read TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images)
Tokyo, JAPAN: A five-year-old female Russian sea otter Meel (L) holds her baby on her chest and swims in the large fish tank during a press preview at the Sunshine International Aquarium in Tokyo 13 June 2007. The aquarium unveiled the baby Russian sea ottar, born at the aquarium 02 June. AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)
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After a few seconds, she simply takes hold of the newborn and tugs until the little one is out completely.

A good amount of time is then spent on grooming the pup, as the process helps with circulation and cleanliness itself gives a great boost to buoyancy.

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