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Close Encounter with a Baby Sea Lion - Gardner Bay, Espanola Island, Galapagos Islands 11/15/09

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Uploaded on Dec 6, 2009

A baby sea lion mistakes me for mommy. Must have been the brown bathing suit.

7/10/12 Wow, folks! I forgot about this video for a year or so. So many of you have viewed it, and I've really enjoyed your comments. Apologies to everyone who posted and emailed questions.
Thanks to my sister, I was fortunate enough to take the trip of a lifetime back in November of 2009: a National Geographic/Lindblad cruise through the Galapagos Islands. The ship accomodated 96 vacationers -- it was VERY nice and if you ever have the opportunity you should do it!
On our excursions to the individual islands we were accompanied by trained Ecuadorian naturalists at all times, so I'm confident that we were behaving appropriately. We took care to keep our distance from the wildlife and were told Do Not Touch! This little guy wandered up the beach while it's mother was out getting food. It first approached some adult Sea Lions up the beach a ways who gave it the cold shoulder. Then it headed for our group, and for me in my brown swim suit. I turned 60 this year and don't mind being mistaken for a Sea Lion. It was an honest mistake. :)
Those of you who want to use this clip may do so. Please be nice.
Kristin

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