Sea lions' antics have Newport Beach barking back

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  1. mysteriew

    mysteriew A diamond in process

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    A pack of rowdy sea lions has invaded Newport Harbor, sinking boats, thrashing docks and — with their cacophony of barking — turning residents into sleepless zombies.

    In a scene that has played out up and down the West Coast, the whiskered creatures are charming tourists but exasperating local officials, who are studying a far-flung set of strategies to thwart the federally protected mammals.

    On Wednesday, the city's Harbor Commission debated the situation, which has taken on added urgency since 18 sea lions piled onto a 37-foot sailboat and sank it over Labor Day weekend.

    "A barking dog doesn't hold a candle to this. It's like 40 barking dogs — in surround sound," grumbled Balboa Peninsula resident Darci Schriber.

    http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/bizarre/3358455
     
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  3. LinasK

    LinasK Verified insider- Mark Dribin case

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    They need to do what San Francisco did, I think Monterey too, and embrace them, give them their own pier. They have there own dock in S.F. at Pier 39, they are a tourist attraction, very cute too!!!;)
     
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    I hope someone donates a boat for them also..........to play in.....
     

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