Sea lions, dolphins and terns — amazing sights I’m enjoying.
I wrote about the Domoic Acid poisoning that is affecting the sea lions last week. If you missed it, you can read it HERE.
My husband and I encountered a second sea lion in distress a few days later. I called the marine life rescue hotline to report it. Within minutes, volunteers were out staking signs and yellow crime tape to cordon off an area around the sea lion. One woman was the same volunteer I had met the week before. She reminded us to leave the sea lion alone, because they often die from stress if they are suffering from the toxins.
I was infuriated to watch people who let their dogs off leash, walk in front of the signs and tape with their dogs barking at the sea lion.
Now for the truly amazing sights of a flock of terns at the beach:
I spotted the terns way down the beach. They looked like a solid white stripe across the beach where the sea lion sat the day before.
I was afraid they were munching on the sea lion’s carcass, but fortunately that didn’t seem to be the case. I’ve read about terns and they like lagoons and canals.
What amazing sights have you seen this week?