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Sea Lions Sink Boats in Newport Harbor – Los Angeles Times

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Sea Lions Sink Boats in Newport Harbor
By Roy Rivenburg, Times Staff Writer
Think of them as amphibious sumo wrestlers. A pack of rowdy sea lions has invaded Newport Harbor, sinking boats, thrashing docks and, with their nonstop 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 considering a bizarre array of methods to thwart the federally protected mammals.