Yesterday while paddling on the Columbia River, I spotted a small group of seals, or sea lions sunning themselves on a sand bar. They were nearly white–especially one of them, but the others were all a yellowish white. They had fins that they sort of walked on like sea lions, but t;he fins were relatively small. All of the animals were around six feet, or more and I would guess in the five to seven hundred pound range. I’ve looked around on the Internet and couldn’t find any pictures that were quite right. The closest was Antarctic sea lions, but this is a bit out of their range. I wonder if there is such a thing as bleached out California sea lions.
What did I see?