Update on the story Nancy posted above. Apparently last weekend (March 8 and 9, 2014) when the Vancouver Aquarium marine mammal rescue team went over to Fanny Bay they were unable to locate the sea lion in distress.
In the past two days a rescue has been completed.March 12, 2014 CBC News - Sea lions rescued from slow death in Fanny Bay, B.C.
A Vancouver Aquarium marine mammal rescue team, in partnership with Fisheries and Oceans, has successfully disentangled California and Stellar sea lions spotted on log booms in the Fanny Bay area of Vancouver Island.
Over two days, aquarium staff says the team managed to use darts to immobilize several animals, including one that was tangled in plastic packing strap.
For more of the story and video go to:http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/sea-lions-rescued-from-slow-death-in-fanny-bay-b-c-1.2570471March 13, 2014
By Staff Reporter:Vancouver Aquarium team save sea lions entangled in plastic packaging (with video)
Vancouver Aquarium veterinarian Dr. Martin Haulena estimates there could be up to 400 sea lions swimming along B.C.’s coast that are entangled in discarded plastic wrapping.
Haulena credited the Vancouver Aquarium Mammal Rescue Centre and a host of volunteers who helped save a sea lion from a painful life in the Fanny Bay area of Vancouver Island.
For more of the story go to: http://www.theprovince.com/news/Vancouver+Aquarium+team+save+lions+entangled+plastic+packaging+with+video/9606427/story.html
In the included video Dr. Martin Haulena, Head Veterinarian with the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal rescue team recounts the disentanglement of two sea lions.
When will people ever learn not to discard unwanted items in waters inhabited by sea life.
I understand the herring run will be / is excellent this year.