The morning after my birthday, Reid texted to let us know a dead Sea Lion had been discovered on one of the beaches. Reid works for the University and it is part of his job to do a necropsy to try to determine the cause of death. He then collects samples and the head and sends them to the University for further study. It was a pretty amazing experience to be able to witness. He later invited us to help gather the samples. So interesting! Right up my alley!!! :)
|David and Emily tagged along, too!|
|This guy was 11.5' long (They generally only grow to be 11' long) and seems to be quite old based on battle scars.|
David and Mary went to get gear for us - I found them trying to help the other gear up - they are a crack up!!!! :) Hope it makes your heart smile!
|Eagles, eagles everywhere! YUCK!|
|This is the heart - so cool!!!|
|Em offers shore side assistance|
So stinkin' cool!!!! Thanks for the great experience, Reid!! :)