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The Octonauts and the Vaquitas is a One-Shot Fic based on The Octonauts.

In this fic, the Octonauts free a baby vaquita from a fishing net.

This fic is considered a prequel to the author's most well-known fanfic, Junior Officers.

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  • A Day in the Limelight: Professor Inkling has a primary role in this fanfic.
  • Continuity Nod: Kwazii describes the net Aiden is stuck in as "an urchin on a crab's back".
  • Funetik Aksent:
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    • Shellington speaking with a stuffy nose is rendered this way.
    • Downplayed example: Kwazii's Cockney accent is represented through this.
    Yar, that net's clingin' to 'em like an urchin on a crab's back. How are we s'posed to get 'em out?
  • Good Parents: Stephanie, the mother vaquita, who immediately calls for help when her baby is in danger.
  • Green Aesop: Has shades of this; the topic of litter in the ocean is integral to the story, as the baby vaquita Aiden gets trapped in an abandoned fishing net and needs help.
  • Never Say "Die":
    Professor Inkling: Animals get trapped in {fishing nets}, and some never escape.
  • Out Sick: Shellington is absent from most of the plot due to being out sick. Word of God says this was done to shift the focus on Professor Inkling.
  • Seldom-Seen Species: The rarity of vaquitas is brought up.
  • Something Only They Would Say: Somewhat; Captain Barnacles knows that Shellington is well again when he starts prattling on about facts about the vaquitas.
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