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San Diego Bait Barge Video – Homeless Sea Lions

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San Diego Bait Barge Video – Homeless Sea Lions

The San Diego bait barge (Everingham Brothers bait barge) has moved for a while to a location further down in San Diego Bay.  The reason for this relocation has prompted by  the construction on the new Navy pier.  Which is  just across the bay.

San Diego Bait Barge – New Home

According the a KPBS report, the dock must be moved because the excessive noise  created by the military driving the new ...

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Ocean Plastic – The Pacific Garbage Patch

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Ocean Plastic – The Pacific Garbage Patch

Sailing the seas of garbage (ocean plastic), no thank you! The Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch has been described as an island of trash floating just offshore, but this is not actually the case. Off the coast of California, NOAA has identified and named the Eastern Garbage Patch which is not actually a solid mass but more of a dense collection of particles mainly consisting of unbroken down plastic.

Contrary to rumors, the garbage patch cannot be seen aerially or via ...

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Impact on Whales – Humans are to Blame

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Impact on Whales – Humans are to Blame

Enviromental Impact on Whales

It’s difficult to separate the environmental impact on whales without mentioning that humans are at the root cause.  Harmful toxins have affected every square mile of the earth’s oceans, and the implications are the same for both sea creatures and humans alike. Human activities, such as over-fishing, global warming and greenhouse gases, are affecting the world in ways we can’t imagine. It’s estimated that 40 percent of the earth’s marine ecosystems are ...

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Sea Lions on San Diego Bay

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Sea Lions on San Diego Bay

Sea Lions of San Diego

One of the most iconic sites to come across when touring the San Diego shoreline is sea lions.  Pinnipeds, a word taken from the Latin meaning fin-footed, is the over-arching animal family to which all seals belong.  Sea lions are direct members of the Pinniped family Oteriidae, sharing lineage with the fur seal and together making up what is commonly categorized as “eared seals”.  The sea lion’s external ear flaps make them distinctive ...

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