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Newport's War on Sea Lions Los Angeles Times

Newport's War on Sea Lions

Think of them as amphibious sumo wrestlers. A pack of rowdy sea lions has invaded Newport Harbor, sinking a boat, thrashing docks and -- with their cacophony of barking -- turning residents into sleepless zombies. In a scene that has played out up and down the West Coast, the whiskered creatures are charming tourists but exasperating local officials, who are studying a far-flung set of strategies to thwart the federally protected mammals.

Sept. 14, 2005 Go to Article