To Save Steelhead, Oregon Trucks Sea Lions

Oregon wildlife managers are trapping sea lions at Willamette Falls and trucking them out to the coast in an effort to protect a very fragile run of steelhead.

So far, they’ve moved three sea lions to the beach near Newport. That’s given the marine mammals the chance to demonstrate that they can swim back in a matter of days.

One sea lion swam the 230 miles in less than four days – a rate of about 3 miles an hour.

LINK (via: OPB)

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