Salmon-eating sea lions targeted at Columbia River dam

U.S. 05/03/19, 12:45

More California sea lions preying on imperiled salmon in the Columbia River below a hydroelectric project on the Oregon-Washington border are being killed under a revised policy, federal authorities said Friday. The National Marine Fisheries Service made public reduced criteria for removing sea lions at Bonneville Dam about 145 miles (235 ...

Baby sea lion rescued from busy California highway

U.S. 05/01/19, 18:09

A baby sea lion wandered onto a busy highway in San Francisco Tuesday, stopping vehicles and alarming motorists before officials whisked it away. Highway patrol succeeded in getting the animal into a patrol car.

Baby sea lion rescued from busy California highway

U.S. 04/30/19, 15:57

A baby sea lion wandered onto a busy highway in South San Francisco Tuesday, stopping vehicles and alarming motorists before officials whisked it away.SFGATE reports California Highway Patrol received the call around 8:30 a.m. Motorists had tried to shoo the sea lion to safer ground, with one man getting out ...

Biologists: Killing hungry sea lions saving endangered fish

U.S. 04/04/19, 15:24

A plan to kill California sea lions to save an endangered run of fish on a river that cuts through Portland, Oregon, appears to be working just months after wildlife officials began euthanizing the giant marine mammals, Oregon biologists said Thursday.The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife began killing the ...

Oregon begins killing sea lions after relocation fails

U.S. 01/10/19, 14:01

Oregon wildlife officials have started killing sea lions that threaten a fragile run of winter steelhead in the Willamette River.The state Department of Fish and Wildlife obtained a federal permit in November to kill up to 93 California sea lions annually below Willamette Falls south of Portland, Oregon Public Broadcasting ...

Congress OKs bill to allow killing sea lions to help salmon

U.S. 12/12/18, 14:26

Congress has agreed to make it easier to kill sea lions threatening fragile runs of salmon in the Northwest.Oregon Public Broadcasting reports that a bill approved by the House Tuesday changes the Marine Mammal Protection Act to lift some of the restrictions on killing sea lions to protect salmon and ...

Senate passes bill making it easier to kill sea lions

U.S. 12/07/18, 18:28

A bill that would make it easier to kill sea lions that feast on imperiled salmon in the Columbia River has cleared the U.S. Senate.State wildlife managers say rebounding numbers of sea lions are eating more salmon than ever and their appetites are undermining billions of dollars of investments to ...

Visually impaired sea lions join group at New Orleans zoo

U.S. 12/01/18, 14:21

A pair of visually impaired 2-year-old sea lions has joined the four sea lions already at the zoo in New Orleans.Ayah and Jolee were both malnourished when they were rescued along the California coast in June 2017, according to a news release Friday from the Audubon Zoo.Jolee has cataracts in ...

Oregon gets OK to kill sea lions at Willamette Falls

U.S. 11/15/18, 18:25

Oregon wildlife managers on Thursday received federal approval to trap and kill California sea lions that eat protected fish. The National Marine Fisheries Service approved the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife's request to trap and euthanize up to 93 animals a year on the lower Willamette River. With their numbers growing, ...

Alaska fishermen sentenced for killing endangered sea lions

U.S. 11/07/18, 21:07

An Alaska salmon boat skipper who killed endangered Steller sea lions with a shotgun and hindered an investigation has been fined $20,000 in federal court.Jon Nichols, 31, of Cordova, was sentenced Tuesday to five years' probation, three months of home confinement and 400 hours of community service.U.S. Magistrate Judge Deborah ...

Tourists flock to swim with sea lions near Peru’s capital

World 10/05/18, 00:18

Foreign tourists are flocking to a group of rocky islands a few miles off the coast of Peru's capital for a once-in-a-lifetime experience: a chance to swim with sea lions.In this Aug. 8, 2018 photo, tourists take a selfie in the water with sea lions in the background on the ...

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