I'm counting on a day trip in June to visit some sea lions. I am not a native Oregonian and I've never seen these creatures in real life.
People say ugly things about sea lions but this looks to me like a face any mother could love.
It appears they've made enemies because they eat the endangered salmon in the Columbia River. Fishermen are not happy.
Local residents do not like them because they bark.
They also stink I'm told.
There are hundreds of them.
I expect to find these creatures in Astoria, Oregon. Tourists love them. Cruise ships have them listed as must see attractions when they stop at Astoria. Local residents are angry on both sides of the issue. Just like politics, some defend them and others want to kill them. I need to check this out.