What do you do when sea lions are camped out on the dock and you need to deter them? You bring in Mr. Inflatable Arms.
At the Port of Astoria in Oregon, the sea lions like to camp out on the docks. The problem with this, however, is that they’re in the way of the port workers just trying to do their job.
What better way to deter the sea lions than to call our friend, Mr. Inflatable Arms and his buddies?
Initially, the surprise of the inflatable dancers scared the sea lions right off the dock. The workers hope that they will continue to stay away from it and they believe it’s possible due to the random movement and bright colors of the dancers.
The sea lions make it impossible for boats to dock at the port because of their overwhelmingly large presence, while the Sea Lion Defense League says that the mammals are an important part of ecotourism.