Lunch visitors – sealions

sea lions visiting
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A raft of sealions in the water on land they would be a colony. Steller sealions are the largest of all sea lions and they have an appetite to match. These giant pinnipeds are carnivores and hunt fish, squid, octopus and rarely smaller seals. They are found off northern Pacific coasts from Alaska to California. In the past few years more of these sea lions are remaining in our viewing area all summer rather than continuing their trek from California to Alaska in the spring and then rejoin their south bound relatives in the fall. The area adjacent to Stubbs Island near Telegraph Cove BC is a popular haul out area for this small summer colony numbering up to three dozen mammals.  On a calm day we will tie to the kelp and have lunch and often visitors.