The view from the Marine Mammal Center’s visiting area, above the rehab pens for sea lions and other Marine Mammals.
The Ongoing Plight of Seal Pups
I wrote this post last year, but as we move into April 2010, the seal hunt begins anew. It’s been such a difficult issue for me to grapple with over the years, so I thought I’d re-post my comments from last year. The fundamentals remain the same.
Jean-Michel Cousteau Speaks Out on Captive Orcas
Just saw this video from Jean-Michel Cousteau who, in the aftermath of the SeaWorld incident, implores us humans to rethink our misguided ideas about captivity for marine mammals. Couldn’t agree more.
Sir Sea Otter
I saw this otter on my way home from Morro Bay last week. He was foraging and grooming around the public pier at Moss Landing. The otter was awfully far away for my lens, so these shots are heavily cropped, not too crisp. But they capture the moment. He (or she) had repeated success diving…
Marine Mammal Viewing — From a Distance
Hugh and I had another wildlife harassment incident this past week with a family on the Mendocino coast. We hiked over an unpopulated bluff and saw a mom and kids chasing a young sea lion across the rocks for a photo op. Their actions were forcing the young animal away from her resting spot, as…