Using the Steve Brown isolation cage moored to the docks, marine biologists are
able to isolate and then treat injured sea lions, such as this one which had been
snagged by a plastic packing band. Steve was the local veterinarian and the driving
force behind the development and use of the cage.
The wooden sea lion docks at Port Dock One on Newport’s Bay front have provided a
haul-out for sea lions for over 18 years. They provide a unique opportunity for the
public to observe these amusing and interesting animals close up. For many, this
is the quintessential Newport experiences, and we thank the Port of Newport for their
co-operation in allowing public access, and their past help in
maintaining the docks. Last winter, storms destroyed the docks. The foundation has
been formed to raise the funds for and organize the repair, replacement and ongoing
maintenance of the docks, and to provide an observation deck that will separate the
public from vehicles servicing fishing boats at the dock. We think the total cost
will be about $125,000, so we would appreciate all the help we can get !
Earlier this year ........ Almost gone!
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