Friday, November 18th, 2011
Steller Sea Lions In Tenakee Inlet

Tenakee Inlet seems to teem with marine wildlife. Besides the Humpback Whales that we see regularly, Steller Sea Lions very frequently pop their heads up near the bow of our boat. This group appeared to enjoy the snow just as much as we did.

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Friday, August 12th, 2011
Steller Sea Lions At Little Island

I knew that Steller Sea Lions were very flexible, but when I saw this one at Little Island north of Juneau rotate his head backwards with ease to a horizontal plane it made my head spin! Try this pose for yourself, it’s virtually impossible, unless you are exceptionally flexible.

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Monday, June 13th, 2011
Steller Sea Lion

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One of the guidelines for observing marine mammals in Alaskan waters is to view them from a distance of no less than 100 yards. In this case, a Steller Sea Lion popped out just a few yards beyond the stern of our boat, curious and unconcerned about its proximity to our boat. Steller Sea Lions were named after the German naturalist Georg Steller who, after first discovering the Steller Sea Lion in 1741, described them as the “lion of the sea” with a lion like roar and leonine eyes with golden pupils. Also known as the clowns of Alaskan waters, their intense curiosity coupled with their built-in playfulness make them a joy to watch

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