Subject: Info: Nails used to keep sea lions off docks (fwd)

Michael Williamson (pita@whale.simmons.edu)
Mon, 5 Aug 1996 15:25:14 -0400 (EDT)

>From the July 31, 1996, issue of the West County Times (Contra Costa
County, Calif.), credited only to "wire reports":

BOAT OWNERS' REACTION TO SEA LIONS IS POINTED

MONTEREY - Sea lions have worn out their welcome as far as Monterey Bay
boat owners are concerned, and now face a new threat -- beds of nails
designed to keep them off docks and decks.
  Boats and floating docks in the marina are bristling with two-by-fours
with nails driven through them and left point up.
  Officials with the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
say the new ploy may violate the Marine Mammal Protection Act.
  The information is being turned over to the state Department of Fish
and Game and the National Marine Fisheries Service.
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Posted by Larry Tunstall, volunteer docent
Lake Merritt Waterbird Refuge, Oakland CA
beedleum@netcom.com