There are now 12 sea lion pups in La Jolla, California. These pups are only a few weeks old! Sea lion mothers nurse their pups for one year. Mother’s must leave their pups alone for periods of time to go out to catch fish so they can produce breast milk to feed their pup. These marine mammals are federally protected. Remember to stay back 50 feet to respectfully observe them. These are wild marine mammals and no matter how cute they look, they can bite!
HAPPY EARTH DAY FROM SAN DIEGO – All of the wild life here on the seashore, in the air & in the sea wish everyone a Happy Earth Day! A special thanks to all who dedicate their lives to protecting Mother Earth every day all the time. Shout out to Greenpeace and Sea Shepard, Audubon, Rendezvous Dive Adventures (ghost nets), Nan Daeschler Hauser, Pacific Marine Mammal Rescue, pelican rescue centers and everyone else who volunteer tirelessly to protect wildlife on Mother Earth and to educate everyone about living at one with nature. In case I’ve forgotten to mention you, you know who you are. Thanks very much!
EXTREMELY MINUS LOW TIDE EXPOSED ALL THE REEF ROCKS IN LA JOLLA. I call one of these rocks “Mermaid’s Bed” & the other ones “Lily Pads”. The sea lions love to sleep on the cushions of Emerald City-green surf grass. Even a few Harbor seals joined them on Mermaid’s Bed this one afternoon!