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No outside help with dangerous sea lion

 

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Sea lions like this one often haul out at the State Seaplane Float.

The Petersburg Borough continues to deal with an aggressive sea lion that’s been bothering people in the harbors all summer.

Mayor Mark Jensen wrote a letter August 9 in response to the National Marine Fisheries Service’s lack of assistance in the matter.

“We find it unfortunate that the National Marine Fisheries Service is unwilling to take any active role in removing this threat to our children, citizens, economic base and our quality of life,” Jensen wrote in the letter.

Harbormaster Glorianne Wollen said the NMFS response was minimal—essentially advising the borough to conti...



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