Let Sleeping Lions Lie

If you have a chance, pull over at the Government Wharf in Fanny Bay and enjoy the show. The floats just off the dock are a regular haul out for California sea lions (Zalophus californianus) and are usually far enough away that the sea lions can sleep in peace while on lookers can watch without disturbing them. Occasionally they’ll jockey …

California Dreamin’

I headed down to Fanny Bay this week to check out the arrival of California Sea Lions (Zalophus californianus). The government wharf is an excellent place to view these magnificent marine mammals up close since they often haul out on the pontoons that act like breakwaters for the boats tied up at the dock. A pair of male California Sea …

Sensational Sea Lions

A juvenile Sea Lion swims by me at Norris Rock near Hornby Island, BC. My partner and I are the only divers in the water this afternoon and we are outnumbered 30-2. We hover in 20’ of water anxiously watching an undulating cloud of sand, silt, fur and bubbles head our way. A welcoming committee of curious juvenile California Sea …