Saturday, March 20, 2010

Rescue of Sea Lion at Oregon Sea Lion Caves

Sea Lion Caves, in Florence, Oregon is a tourist spot where, for a fee, you can take your chances and see if there are any sea lions in the slippery, dank, smelly caves. Or, you can see sea lions all up and down the coast and on piers on the boardwalks. But a neat story from the Sea Lion Caves: a rescue of a sea lion that got caught in a net and managed to get to the caves. It's illegal to interfere in any way with sea lions, including trying to save lives. But special permissions were given by the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, who recently moved to Newport, fifty miles up from Florence) and other agencies, and several people, including the owners of the Sea Lion Caves, worked together to save the sea lion, who was already showing signs of distress: starving, scared, etc. For the story go here:Sea lion trapped by net gets several helping hands

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