A ‘housing’ crisis – for sea lions


A massive group of sea lions alongside Pier 39 in San Francisco. There are far too many sea lions to fit on the wooden floats Pier 39 staff created for them decades ago. — ©2024 The New York Times Company

THE number of visitors to San Francisco has not rebounded to its pre-pandemic level – not among humans, anyway.

Sea lions, on the other hand, are swimming to the city in higher numbers than ever recorded.

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