Tuesday, 6 April 2010
Stealer Sea......not Eagle
Stealer Sea Lions stay at sea of Japan coast in Hokkaido.
They come to Hokkaido to feed on fish from Kuril Islands, Aleutian islands, and Alaska etc in spring season.
Japanese eat a lot of fish, sea lions also eat huge amount of fish, so fisherman have trouble with Sea Lions.
The removal of Sea Lions is performed, although it is close extinction and protected in Russia and the US.
I went to two rest sites of them in Ishikari.
One individual rested in this spot.
Bended steel stick is ruin of fence to prevent sea lion landing, but it is too fragile for sea lions.
Another place was also a male stayed.
I went this place last year, there were over 40 individuals.
I saw landed Harlequin Ducks near the sea lion's cay.
All photos in Ishikari, Hokkaido. 4/Apr/2010.