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Sea Lions

Sea Lions love them or hate them we can all agree that they are damaging property.

Recently we have had another increase in the Sea Lion population here in Newport Harbor, even the small sailboat I have here was used as a floating couch for brief period of time.

I know very little about Sea Lions and what things people have tried to keep the Sea Lions off of boats and docks.

Rather than go into my opinions etc., I thought I would educate myself and everyone else on a couple of things.  Below are two links, both from the Fisheries NOAA website.
https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/

One is the species directory where you can read all about Sea Lions and the fact that they are a protected species. So you need to be careful of the things you do to protect your property.
https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/species/california-sea-lion

The other link is a publication of what you can and can’t do.
https://media.fisheries.noaa.gov/dam-migration/potential-deterrence-methods-10-2018.pdf

Here is the City of Newport Beach web page regarding Sea Lions: 
https://www.newportbeachca.gov/government/departments/harbor/sea-lions

For those of you wondering what damage my boat suffered, the boat cover was torn and there was smelly Sea Lion slime on the boat. The shore boat crew at BYC encouraged the Sea Lion o move on before it made too big of a mess.

Article By Roy de Lis, Southern California Regional Manager, Twin Rivers Insurance Agency
(949) 514-8100
roy@boatinsuranceonly.com

 

 

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