Pier 39 Wildlife

No, I’m not talking about that crazy kid with blue hair … I’m talking about the sea lions!  These famous creatures have made Pier 39 their home ever since 1989, and although their numbers fluctuate a lot during the year (as many as 1,500 have been counted on a single day), there is almost always at least a few gorgeous creatures lounging around on the docks.  When we stopped by, there were probably about 2 dozen animals enjoying the late afternoon sun.  One of these guys tried to get on a pontoon that was already pretty full, and he nearly flipped them all over! Luckily disaster was averted when a larger animal roundly chastised him (with quite a loud bray), and he (or she?) proceeded to a different launch all alone.

Alex and I quite enjoyed our brush with the sea lions, although the crowds of mothers and strollers and screaming little kids may have contributed to our brief stay on the pier.


Posted on 09/02/2011, in travel, Travel to the States and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Yes, wouldn’t it be nice if it was just you and the sea lions? They are an endless source of fun and laughter though. It’s a pity that when we go in March / April there won’t be as many as there are in other parts of the year.

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