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Sea lions sunbathing on the San Joaquin River

Sea lions on San Joaquin River, by Dale & Sue Jenlink, Discovery Bay, CA
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Gary:
We saw these sea lions near the junction of the Mokelumne and San Joaquin rivers on Wednesday, Sept. 15. They were not bothered by our boat or camera.
Dale & Sue Jenlink, Discovery Bay, CA

Dale & Sue:
WOW! Fresh water sea lions!

Just kidding. Sea lions occasionally enter San Francisco Bay from the ocean and swim up the Sacramento River to the spot where you took these photos. They’re up there looking for salmon and striped bass to eat. Great photo, by the way! /Gary

Posted on Friday, September 17th, 2010
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Marine Mammal Center: Rescue & rehab of ill & injured marine mammals

Harbor seal pup
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The Marine Mammal Center is a nonprofit veterinary hospital, research and educational center dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of ill and injured marine mammals – primarily elephant seals, harbor seals and California sea lions – and to the study of their health.
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Posted on Friday, July 9th, 2010
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Abandoned seal pup? Leave Seals Be & call Marine Mammal Center

Harbor seal pup. Photo by The Marine Mammal Center rescue volunteer Rose Kerr.
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Each year The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito launches its “Leave Seals Be” campaign designed to ask the public to call its 24-hour response hotline to report ill or what may appear to be abandoned seal pups along the beach and to not pick them up or attempt to rescue the seals themselves.

Here’s the story:
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Posted on Thursday, March 19th, 2009
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