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 was formed to raise the funds
for, and organize, the repair, replacement and ongoing maintenance of the docks.
Later, we are also going to provide an observation deck that will separate the public
from vehicles servicing fishing boats at the dock. We are less than $5,000 short
of the $55,000 needed to replace the floating docks, and intend to do so in January
if we can.
To raise the funds for, and to organize, the repair, replacement and ongoing maintenance
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.
Please go to the “Donate” Page to contribute We are only $4,820 short of the $55,000 needed to put in the new floating docks this coming January. See Special Fundraiser on the “Donate” Page !!!!!
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