A friendly sea lion comes into shore alongside local surfer Mike Farrell at St Clair Beach yesterday morning. While the sight may seem typical at St Clair Beach, it was made a bit more unusual by the fact one was wearing a wetsuit, while the other was covered in fur. Local surfer Mike Farrell was out in the waves with two friends when a sea lion decided to join them. The 69-year-old man had been surfing at St Clair since he was a teenager and had witnessed the increase of sea lions over the last 20 years as preservation efforts increased. However, when he got home and transferred his files to the computer he realised the seaweed was actually a sea lion.
Source: Otago Daily Times June 30, 2022 22:52 UTC