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La Paz Sea Lion

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#1 fforbes


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Posted 24 October 2013 - 12:50 PM

I am sick. When I took this photo last week in La Paz, on Los Islotes,  I could see the scarring around the neck and noticed that (s)he held her head up so high.


I blew this photo up 1:1 today and can see the net still around her neck digging into her. I guess she is suffocating or being garroted.


I have friends in La Paz this week, maybe they can help this lion. 



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Posted 28 October 2013 - 08:28 PM

It's troubling to see sea lions and other marine mammals suffering because of entanglements in nets and fishing line. I've seen several sea lions with net and/or line entanglements. We saw one during our recent trip to Isla San Jorge off Rocky Point, Sonora. One of my dive partners accurately described it as heartbreaking.


I was reviewing my photos from the Isla San Jorge trip and noticed several photos of a sea lion with a gaping neck wound. This sea lion was still engaging in interactive behavior with us. I don't have a clue what made the hole in its neck.


Hope someone can help the sea lion in your photo.