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visiting the sea lions at Pier 39 --- #1 of 2
San Francisco, California
Thursday, October 18, 2012

A few California sea lions started arriving at Pier 39 shortly after the Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989 and, by January 1990, a large group had taken over K-Dock. The population ranges from several hundred to more than 1,700 individuals, mostly males.

The local Marine Mammal Center advised the staff at Pier 39 to allow the animals to stay, and I'm glad that there's a place for them here. I enjoy visiting them for a few minutes whenever I'm in the area.
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Oct 31 2012 01:32 GMT potterjo
How nice that they have a place, would love to see them.
Oct 31 2012 05:33 GMT Annamaria
The famous sea lions of Pier 39!! Beautiful shot, Fleur!! ;-))
Oct 31 2012 09:02 GMT hans55 PRO
wow ... a great view ..now i really want to go there !!
Oct 31 2012 12:50 GMT wijnie58
Indeed a great view...Fleur...Maybe next year...:-))
Oct 31 2012 17:23 GMT mcdonegal1 PRO
Very interesting about their arrival there. Lovely shot. Beautiful background
Oct 31 2012 18:35 GMT senna3
This is a familar view and such a picturesque palce!
Oct 31 2012 20:40 GMT SIGMUND
great view!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nov 14 2012 15:42 GMT Bellavista
aww... I like this pier so much.... plenty see here... I found here a gift shop/ book shop... they sell real red woods (spout ) in small bottle... I was thinking about to buy one... but my garden is so small ...not that I would live so long to see the tree in big form.... :-D
Nov 23 2012 03:17 GMT pauli3522
there are a lot of them....it must be a perfect place for them