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Sea Lion Reduction Starts in Monterey Bay California

Discussion in 'Northwest Fishing' started by Dunerunner, Nov 14, 2013.

  1. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner You'll Never Know Well-Known Member

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  2. DoubleTapDrew

    DoubleTapDrew Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Eat up!
     
  3. Martini_Up

    Martini_Up NW USA Well-Known Member

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    wish we had a few orca at bonneville dam, or at least stationed at buoy 10 securing the river.
     
  4. Classic

    Classic Federal Way WA Well-Known Member

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    And all this time I was thinking that was why WA made suppressors legal :cool:
     
  5. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    I got to see that happen in Yaquina Bay back in the early 80's. I had to feel bad for the sealions when they were trying to get out of the water and not become lunch. some did, many didint. It was quite a grisly scene. Orca quickly became one of my favorite animals at that point and I wish there were more of them along our coast to clear out these sea rats that kill our salmon.
     
  6. cookie

    cookie THE SOCIALIST STATE OF KALI - FORNIA Well-Known Member

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    BAMBI SEA LIONS !!!
     
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  7. bullshot

    bullshot Thurston ,WA Member

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    An Awesome site to see, Witnessing a pod on the hunt is one of the best things in WA. pure killers, with a family/pod survival instinct
     
  8. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    and they are sooo smart. I saw a video on animal planet or some bubblegum that showed two killers playing with a baby seal then nudging the little bugger back to shore. Also, the Great white that was killed back a few years ago in Cali used something we humans just discovered a few years ago to kill it.
     
  9. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Ah Orca's eating Seal Lions is going to do what for Salmon Populations? OK I guess if they are eating Sea Lions then they keep those few Sea Lions from eating Salmon. But since Orca's live off of salmon I kind of think the exercise is moot. From Wiki.

    Killer whales hunt varied prey; however, different populations or species tend to specialize and some can have a dramatic impact on certain prey species.[89] For example, some populations in the Norwegian and Greenland sea specialize in herring and follow that fish's autumnal migration to the Norwegian coast. Other populations prey on seals. Salmon account for 96% of northeast Pacific residents' diet. About 65% of them are large, fatty Chinook.[90] Chum salmon are also eaten, but smaller sockeye and pink salmon are not a significant food item.[91] Depletion of specific prey species in an area is, therefore, cause for concern for local populations, despite the high diversity of prey. On average, a killer whale eats 227 kilograms (500 lb) each day.[92
     
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  10. simon99

    simon99 Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Remember Herschel at the Ballard Locks? I wish some orca would have eaten him.....
     
  11. Martini_Up

    Martini_Up NW USA Well-Known Member

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    I do. Didn't they send him to SeaWorld? - life sentence, haha! I also remember that big fake Orca they tried using to scare them away, what a joke.
     
  12. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    Yeah I do. A few friends wanted to go do a night Ops on that furbag but then the alcohol induced stuper subsided....
     
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  13. Liberty97045

    Liberty97045 Oregon City Well-Known Member

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    The state should sell a few tags or just let the Native Americans hunt them.
     
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  14. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    I'd a few dozen...
     
  15. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    You mean.... fishy chicken, right? ;)
     
  16. dunndeal

    dunndeal Eagle Point, OR Member

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    Several years ago while trolling inside the Duxbury buoy (2 miles off the southern Marin County coast) we saw a great white shark at least 16 feet long make short work of a sea lion. It was grisly to watch but the nearby salmon probably appreciated it more than I did.
     
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    sprocket3 Oregon - Wet Side Member

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    I was at sea world last week for the Orca show and they had a clip playing on the big screen. They spent 5 minutes talking about how they saved the life of one (1) Sea Lion. It was classic. It was wounded and they had found a bullet in it after they did surgery for the big cut on it's side from a boat or something. Sounded like they had it in ICU for weeks before they released it back into the wild.

    I hope it lived a nice healthy life or was naturally consumed by an Orca. Well that's all i'm going on say on the internet about it:)
     
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    dunndeal Eagle Point, OR Member

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    Tom Mattusch, Captain of the Huli Cat, a 53' party boat out of Pillar point (Half Moon Bay) south of San Francisco, tells a story about an ecology trip he once had to Ano Nuevo Island to watch elephant seals at their breeding grounds. A great white attacked a sea lion and was tearing it to shreds when a little girl rushed up to him and started beating him with her fists saying "Make him stop, make him stop".

    It's all part of the indoctrination our children get in government schools in CA.
     
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    44mag2ndamend Round the ole tree stump, Down by the crick Well-Known Member

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    Too Bad I could not invite all the Board Members of the Native Fish Society to the:

    Come Swim with the Whales Party!
     
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  20. 10 Spot Terminator

    10 Spot Terminator Central Oregon Member

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    And dont forget you must wear your black wetsuits and uni flipper so as not to disturb the Orcas .

    Wish I could scoop about 100 lbs. of those live anchovies and introduce them to my vacuum packer then spend much time following the Striped Bass from Brookings northward ...:rolleyes:
     
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