The Coast Guard had an unusual passenger on one of their boats in California recently.
A juvenile sea lion was tangled up in some fishing equipment and jumped on a Coast Guard boat in southern California. The sea lion took a ride with the Coast Guard and appeared very happy to be rescued.
According to reports, “The Coast Guard says a Los Angeles-area crew on patrol pulled the sea lion free Saturday near Newport Harbor.”
In order to capture the image above the Coast Guard had to persuade the sea lion to pose, and as you can see the pictures turned out wonderful.
After the rescue the sea lion was transported to the Pacific Marine Mammal Center, where it will be rehabilitated and eventually released.