The Oregon coast is clear this Thanksgiving week!
Most photographed lighthouse on the Oregon Coast
What a beautiful day it was yesterday!
Sea Lion Rock at Heceta Overlook
Don’t forget to look over the edge after you enjoy the lighthouse view at the overlook north of Sea Lion Caves on Hwy 101.
Sea Lion Mosh Pit
The biggest group were the Stellars and they were pretty vocal. There are lots of little ones climbing over.
Stellar Sea Lions – 2 branded
I saw 3 branded Stellars in all. I can’t quite make out the brand on the one in the bottom center of the group above; can you?
Stellar Sea Lion 955R
I’ll update this when I get a background on 955R: This is a female branded in 2011 on Rogue Reef, Oregon Coast.
Can you make out this brand?
Here’s another brand I can’t quite make out.
Sea Lions have 4 mammaries
I learned something new about sea lions! While seals (pinnipeds without ear flaps) only have 2 mammary glands, sea lions (or eared seals) have 4. I guess the subject never came up.
Did you know that sea lions can move up to 19 mph on land and 30 mph under water? So, don’t think you can out run a sea lion on land!
California Sea Lions
There was a smaller harem of California Sea Lions who staked out a couple napping spots of their own. The Californians have the bump on their forehead.
Circling the wagons
The ocean was a beautiful color yesterday too.