Sea Lion Photo Bomb


And here is an example of plastic entering the marine food web I had not thought of. BTW that’s a California Sea Lion but feel free to correct if this a mollusk specialist has this wrong.

Ooooh, Whats This Thingy Do? – Neatorama.

Dr. M (1720 Posts)

Craig McClain is the Assistant Director of Science for the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, created to facilitate research to address fundamental questions in evolutionary science. He has conducted deep-sea research for 11 years and published over 40 papers in the area. He has participated in dozens of expeditions taking him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses mainly on marine systems and particularly the biology of body size, biodiversity, and energy flow. He focuses often on deep-sea systems as a natural test of the consequences of energy limitation on biological systems. He is the author and chief editor of Deep-Sea News, a popular deep-sea themed blog, rated the number one ocean blog on the web and winner of numerous awards. Craig’s popular writing has been featured in Cosmos, Science Illustrated, American Scientist, Wired, Mental Floss, and the Open Lab: The Best Science Writing on the Web.

3 comments on “Sea Lion Photo Bomb
  1. What if the seal planned on punking the dude by blowing into snorkel? Haha, it doesn’t look like it has any kind of purge valve…

  2. Gee! Sea Lions are pretty intelligent little guys. I think this one is perhaps mistaking the tube for a microphone and is simply trying to make a report on the local pollution problems. It doesn’t look anything like a fish. But then again, the sea lion may be considering a way to kill the large and colorful intruder to use as the main course in a community feast. They would, of course, unwrap the meal from it’s plastic packaging before consuming. That could cause a problem down the road a bit.

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