|If these sea lions don't look big enough,|
click the image to enlarge.
|Maybe we'll do a little fishing in the kelp beds.|
Photos by L.A. Douglas.
The males who grow up to 8' and c. 800 pounds and the females typically reaching 5' and 250 pounds––are quite a load for the docks in Pt. Townsend where they have been observed hauling themselves out. One was flashing a brand 'X101' indicating it is from a colony on the Columbia River.
The sea lions in these beautiful photos were cavorting in Cattle Pass, San Juan Archipelago, WA and shared by boater Lance Douglas of Blakely Island. Thanks for these shots, Lance.
For more news on these mammals, Jeannie McMacken reported today in the Peninsula Daily News.