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Steller sea lions on a buoy just off from the Point Retreat Lighthouse. This body of water is called the “Lynn Canal,” which is actually fjord. It was named by George Vancouver, and it was supposed to be called “Lynn Channel,” but transcription error led to it being called a canal. But glaciers made it, not canal diggers.

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Steller Sealions

I’ve never seen them up close. I’ve only seen them at a distance at zoo.

But this post at Hoof & Paw gives you an idea of how massive these creatures are.

I remember reading somewhere about a Steller sea lion that showed up in Britain, but I can’t find the article online.  Does someone know of a link to that article?

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