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Old 24 March 2006, 19:27   #11
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Yep, San Francisco is even worse than here for the number of Sealions.
Remember booking a hotel right on the dockside at Monterey!
Very romantic until nightime when all the sealions started barking their heads off Unbelievable the racket they make once they get going.
On the other hand the seals are a lot more laid back
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Old 25 March 2006, 17:50   #12
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San Fransico Feb 2006. Golden Gate in the background and one of those Liberty ships which the Yanks were making one a day during WW2 so I am told??
Yes, that's the Jeremiah O'Brian. Restored over a period of years, it is, I believe one of the few remaining operation liberty ships. There are a few more, I think up the Sacramento River Delta at the Mothball Fleet in Suisun.

Yoyo; just reread that, and found it misleading; they were cranking out one a day; build time was 2 , I think.
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San Fransico Feb 2006. Golden Gate in the background and one of those Liberty ships which the Yanks were making one a day during WW2 so I am told??
Yes, that's the Jeremiah O'Brian. Restored over a period of years, it is, I believe one of the few remaining operation liberty ships. There are a few more, I think up the Sacramento River Delta at the Mothball Fleet in Suisun.

Yoyo; just reread that, and found it misleading; they were cranking out one a day; build time was 2 to 3 months, I think.

Dal; You said you stayed in Monterey; I assume you were overlooking the beach? The lot on the far side is where I usually launch.

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Whoa! What's the season and quota for culling & harvesting those suckers?
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Whoa! What's the season and quota for culling & harvesting those suckers?
Season is year round, and the limit is zero. Federal laws (the MMPA: Marine Mammal Protection Act) call for serious fines for "disturbing" sea lions, seals, whales, otters, etc. "Disturbing" is loosely defined as doing anything that "alters the animals' natural behavior". This includes feeding, chasing, causing to flee, etc.

Only exceptions that I know of to this are the Alaskan Natives, who are allowed a certain number as subsistence and ritual continuation type stuff.

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... the limit is zero.
Pity! They look tasty and seem to have nice coats.
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Don't forget desert!
How about a nice tasty slice of baby whale
This one surfaced several times close to my boat last weekend, but too quick to get a photo.

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/m...n24whale2.html

Some baby!! The thing is twice the length of my RIB
Strange thing is, he is hanging around the exact point that used to be a shore whaling station back in the 1850's.
Good job Prairie Tuber isn't down here or the harpoons would be out

He has been swimming in and out of the Bay for the past 2 weeks, so will try again next weekend to get photos,

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and where's Bogi when you need him?
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Don't forget desert!
Good job Prairie Tuber isn't down here or the harpoons would be out
One of the guys I dive with is an Eskimo guy. He starts drooling every time we pass the sea lions.

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Pesky sealions

Was diving of the Coronados once ;70 feet down in the quiet and grey when a sealion butted me in the rear
Seems they get used to hand outs from the divers and can become quite impatient if you don't feed them!
For the rest of the dive I couldnt get the theme to "Jaws "out of my head and kept looking over my shoulder
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