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Solo the Sea Lion Mourns on the Banks of the Columbia

The last couple days have been really difficult at the Sea Wolf outpost. A couple nights ago, during an evening patrol, I was walking along the bank when I saw a couple sea lions swimming together in the river. I've been out observing the government's trapping, hazing, and killing program for the last couple weeks so I've been watching the sea lions a lot over that time. I've always known that sea lions are very social animals and form close bonds with each other and since I've been here, watching the river and these animals everyday, I've seen the close relationships they form with each other. it's not uncommon to see pairs of sea lions playing, swimming, fishing, and hauling out on the rocks together.
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