Famous SF sea lions may have turned up near Oregon

Jan 7, 2010 Full story: www.mercurynews.com 34

More than 1,500 sea lions that abruptly disappeared from San Francisco's Pier 39 may have gone 500 miles north to the central Oregon coast.

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Oregon Native

Redmond, WA

#25 Jan 7, 2010
Dismayed wrote:
...We were in Oregon last summer and lots of sea lions were on the docks outside a restaurant in Florence and by the scores along the coast near the Sea Lion Caves. Maybe that's when the migration began.
Sea Lions go where the fish are. They take ONE bite out of fish, and go for another, and another, and another. Many sea lions should be culled now, but that won't happen until all the fish are gone. Mother Nature will take care of them then.

“hate is whack”

Since: Dec 09

santa cruz

#26 Jan 7, 2010
THE WOODCHUCK wrote:
<quoted text>
get off the prune juice..go to a town see people..get a news paper..not to wipe yer butt with but to get informed...Do you not read all the TOPIC posts.??..Man yer a deaf,dumb,and blind loon...hear the Footsteps???? Its loons running and Conservatives a,coming....Man yer Hopeless...!!Best you engage yer HALF BRAIN BEFORE ya open yer YAP!!
that sure was intelligent of you there. i thought the conservatives were coming to california...seems to me you ran away to florida. i am quite active in my community, i read several papers daily, and i tend to disagree with the paranoid rantings of right wing nuts such as limbaugh and bill o'reily. besides i'm not a liberal im a conservative, i think for myself... now go pray at the feet of your messiah rush... if you do not like california politics, then do not be here. it is that simple. i do not like republican politics much, because conservatives tend to believe that their right to earn and spend money trumps the rights of every one else around them. im for equality, even if that means we have to have more laws to keep people in line.

“hate is whack”

Since: Dec 09

santa cruz

#27 Jan 7, 2010
oops i meant to say im not a liberal im an independent. sorry for the typo but i use a speech recognition software whosiwhatsit that is faulty when i talk fast.

“YOU KIDS GET OFF OF MY LAWN !”

Since: May 09

San Francisco

#29 Jan 7, 2010
Not all of the sea lions have left, some remain. Last year we experienced an unusualy large pupping season. With a population of over 1500, the sea lions had simply fished out the bay.

It didn't help having two major oil spills in the bay either. Those spills killed almost all of the dungenous crabs, along with most of the clams and anything that depends on them.Once the fish stocks recover, the sea lions will rebound.
Marla

San Jose, CA

#32 Jan 7, 2010
loweroceanlocal wrote:
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that sure was intelligent of you there. i thought the conservatives were coming to california...seems to me you ran away to florida. i am quite active in my community, i read several papers daily, and i tend to disagree with the paranoid rantings of right wing nuts such as limbaugh and bill o'reily. besides i'm not a liberal im a conservative, i think for myself... now go pray at the feet of your messiah rush... if you do not like california politics, then do not be here. it is that simple. i do not like republican politics much, because conservatives tend to believe that their right to earn and spend money trumps the rights of every one else around them. im for equality, even if that means we have to have more laws to keep people in line.
And you're an example of why California is going bankrupt. The people who really want to work, keep their hard earned money and live the American dream are fleeing. The greedy special interests and left wing extremists can now claim they've successfully ruined California.
Ocean View

Pacific Grove, CA

#34 Jan 7, 2010
Oregon Native wrote:
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Sea Lions go where the fish are. They take ONE bite out of fish, and go for another, and another, and another. Many sea lions should be culled now, but that won't happen until all the fish are gone. Mother Nature will take care of them then.
Yep, that's what happened in Monterey in the 20's, 30's, and 40's when the Bay was full of sardines, creating a multibillion dollar fishing industry, and then a dramatic crash. No, wait a minute. I got confused. It wasn't the sea lions that ate all the sardines then; it was the massive taking of so many fish that they couldn't reproduce fast enough to replace themselves. So now, 60 years later, there are finally enough sardines around for a few boats to again commercially fish the area.

No species but man has intentionally eradicated another species in its pursuit of food (or profit), and I doubt that sea lions are in any position to vie for that dubious honor, regardless of the species of fish, be it sardine or salmon. On the other hand, no other species but man has the ability to recognize the effects of its impact on other species and the environment and to take concerted action to mitigate or improve on that effect.
crazy ox3thongy

Quy Nhon, Vietnam

#35 Jan 8, 2010
Mr_Bill wrote:
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Now I'm confused.
The seals hug bunnies?
The citizens of California ate all the fish?
The lefty-loons caused climate change and global warming?
Nature is programmed, rather than random?
YOW!
No wonder I can't understand why people voted for Bush.
I'm a true conservative, but I feel like a lefty-loony because of tinkering with things I don't understand?
Where does it end?
U r confusEd? phd. degree in Editor?:) or Theologic liked Bill Moyer from pbs.org.com/tv ?:-o
crazy ox3thongy

Quy Nhon, Vietnam

#36 Jan 8, 2010
Konnecticut_Better_Yet wrote:
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Now you're confused? Bill, you've been confused for a very long time now.
not that long! y2k10?:-oooooh, bill_mr. busy witt 401k?:)
crazy ox3thongy

Quy Nhon, Vietnam

#37 Jan 8, 2010
Seeking truth wrote:
MORE proof of climate change. They were too hot and needed to go NORTH.
now u realie El Gore reading wrong 3Dhdtelepromtoo, GlowBall not Klobal?:-oooooo bet U North Poll r in the heating underwear!:)
crazy ox3thongy

Quy Nhon, Vietnam

#38 Jan 8, 2010
Seeking truth wrote:
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That's what they say about you.
sue, need yo handy for the milkway:) save the mammomgramm check^
evetsteo1

Philomath, OR

#39 Jan 18, 2010
crazy ox3thongy wrote:
<quoted text> U r confusEd? phd. degree in Editor?:) or Theologic liked Bill Moyer from pbs.org.com/tv ?:-o
DIPSTICK!
evetsteo1

Philomath, OR

#40 Jan 18, 2010
crazy ox3thongy wrote:
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not that long! y2k10?:-oooooh, bill_mr. busy witt 401k?:)
DIPSTICK AGAIN!
evetsteo1

Philomath, OR

#41 Jan 18, 2010
crazy ox3thongy wrote:
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now u realie El Gore reading wrong 3Dhdtelepromtoo, GlowBall not Klobal?:-oooooo bet U North Poll r in the heating underwear!:)
DOUBLE DIPSTICK!
evetsteo1

Philomath, OR

#42 Jan 18, 2010
crazy ox3thongy wrote:
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sue, need yo handy for the milkway:) save the mammomgramm check^
...and alas, you are a complete and total waste of space, oxygen, and everyones time you DIPSTICK!! Oh, pardon me please. My bad. I meant you SUPER DUPER DOUBLE DOUBLE DIPSTICK!!!! I believe that should cover it.

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