The salmon are now spawning and using the fish ladder at the locks. The Sea Lion’s know they are easy prey and have a feast at the entrance to the fish ladder. In a period of about 2-3 minutes, this Sea Lion grabbed about 20 salmon and ate the center and then discarded the rest.
This was a great day to not only see the Sea Lions, but also the spawning salmon as they go through the viewing areas of the locks.
And of course there are a few that get away from the Sea Lions and make it through the ladder.
Additional photos taken during and after our tour on September 3rd.