Sunday, April 21, 2013

4-21-13 Just How Does One Get Up On That Ledge?

Sunday, April 21st
...when out on Maya's Westside Charters, at certain times of the year, we have often seen Steller sea lions hauled out on the ledge of the Kelp Reef's been talked about alot as to how they get up on the ledge...
...well, today we have an answer!
...he had come around to the left side (as we are looking at this) and those already hauled out were letting him know with their guttural roars "not here!" ...seeing what was going on I grabbed my video camera just in time...
...he didn't appear to make a 'run at the ledge'...he just popped straight up on to it!

...and he is branded too.  Looks like - 1 ? Y... ? = possibly a 2, a 3 or a 7...I'll send it in to the branding folks. matter who it is, it was very interesting to see just how he got himself up, out and onto the ledge!

...and as we moved on...'s almost like he was admiring himself in a mirror :)


Diane Kipp said...

Wow, that is amazing. I'm glad you got to see that, and that you were fast enough to get it on film so we could see it!

Jeanne said...

Thanks Diane! After receiving your comment, I just enjoyed watching it again!