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Join Date: Nov 2008
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Re: sea lion chasing our sailboat in seattle
This sea lion chased our sailboat crossing Puget Sound from Blake Island on Labor Day weekend. This guy followed and swam under the boat both under sail and power a good 10 minutes. I hear they do this to hide from larger predators... wonder what was in the water? Or did it think we were fishing and hoping to catch a salmon (we were not)? Or was it just friendly? This never gets old.
Perhaps it's just me but that sure looks more like a Pacific Harbor Seal than a Sea Lion to me. From the San Juans to Sand Diego, they will escort one entering or departing a harbor, riding ones pressure wave fore or aft; and, expecting a treat in exchange.
N'any case, a great entertainment, eh? Good for you!
"It is not so much for its beauty that the sea makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air, that emanation from the waves, that so wonderfully renews a weary spirit."