Thursday, September 18, 2008

Sea Lions at Pier 39


  1. Oh wow! Are they there all year round? Wow.

  2. That is quite a lot of seals. I don't ever remember seeing them when I was working in SF. I just found your site. I'm going to add it to my favorites.

  3. Thanks for all your comments.

    Hilda, I didn't know either if they are there all year round. So I had to check what the Marine Mammal Center can tell about it and here we go:

    4. Do the sea lions stay here all year?
    Yes and no. From late summer to late spring, 150-300 sea lions haul out here. In June and July, most of the sea lions head south to breeding grounds on the Channel Islands, but a few dozen have remained throughout the summer in recent years. In late July, non-breeding subadult males and females begin to migrate north again. Other breeding males travel north later. Some males migrate as far north as British Columbia, Canada, and Alaska.