After going missing for several weeks, the famed sea lions that make their home on San Francisco’s Pier 39 have returned.
The sea lions have been a part of San Francisco’s Pier 39 for decades and are among the Bay Area’s most famous tourist attractions. But now, the sea creatures have disappeared.
A marine mammal rescue group said Monday it’s seeing a record number of stranded sea lions and seals along the Northern and central California coast — some of whom appear to have been sickened by toxins and others weaned by their mothers earlier than usual.
The sea lions’ occupation of Pier 39’s docks now enters its 24th year of delighting tourists and frustrating fisherman, as marked by a ceremony today centered on a new Sea Lion Center.
Fire crews rescued a man at San Francisco’s Pier 39 Thursday after he jumped into the water near the tourist attraction’s famous sea lions.
San Francisco’s Pier 39 sea lions celebrate what the locals consider to be their anniversary this month and it’s hard to imagine they have been barking along the waterfront for more than two decades.
Marin County’s Marine Mammal Center has been caring for a sea lion pup that was rescued from a dock on Alcatraz Island two weeks ago, spokesman Jim Oswald said.
Three California sea lions were released back into the wild Tuesday after being nursed back to health by the Marine Mammal Center.
A sea lion rescued from the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf last week is recovering in Sausalito from an apparent gunshot wound.
Two blind sea lions saved from certain death in the wild are made their public debut at the San Francisco Zoo, including one that had been shot in the face.