Because our day can't truly begin until we've seen a cetacean go buck-wild on the miracle of life, here is Keo the dolphin giving birth to a female calf last Monday with a minimum of viscera. As the folks at Dolphin Quest explain:
It's the first baby for proud dolphin mom, 12-year-old Keo. Dolphin Quest trainers were in the water during the dolphin birth to observe and comfort the new dolphin mom. Dolphins Pele (the new baby's grandmother) and Noelani (the baby's aunt) were also in the Dolphin Quest lagoon to keep Keo company.
And for those of you looking to squander your newfound warm and fuzzies, here is a male seahorse spurting hundreds of children into a merciless marine existence. [Via Buzzfeed]