Guide Photos

whales and sea lions
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It is not uncommon to see Steller sealions play with humpback whales. I have found no research to explain the behaviour and from the times that I have viewed these actions they do not appear aggressive just interesting to observe. In this case it is a humpback passing the small island that is one of the “haul outs” for the sealions and a few in the water following it as it dives. Other times they will follow it along the shore and go to where it surfaces after a dive.