More Steller Sea Lions.I was spotted by one of the sea lions.Once spotted, an alarm goes out to the rest of the sea lions of the presence of an "invader."The sea lions share their rocky outcroppings with various birds which visit Shemya. While Cormorants seem to be in abundance, there are dozens of various types of birds visiting the island at various times of the year. The white coloring on top of the rocks iMost of the time when touring Shemya we'd go out with at least one other person. Picture of George L. Smith wearing his Shemya Parka...wimpy parka compared to ND parkas!A view of Shemya from the east/northeast side of the island at a local known as "Seal Point." Two White Alice communication antennas can be seen at the top of the hill.August or September of 1975. George Smith's roomate Roberts, and two other members of the first PMEL lab established on Shemya; Dennis Ahner and George Riegel.A Steller Sea Lion seen near Seal Point swimming between rock outcroppings.Looking south from Seal Point.Also looking south from Seal Point.More breaking waves seen from Seal Point.The Steller Sea Lions share the rocks with many different birds that visits the island. Most often seen are the Cormorants. The white "paint" seen emanating from the tops of the rocks is bird excrement.More Seal Lions and birds resting on the rock outcroppngs.Steller Sea Lion emerging from the water, making its way onto the rock.Crashing waves near Seal Point, Sea Lions in the background.George L Smith with crashing waves and Steller Sea Lions in the background.Roberts and George L Smith resting on debris with White Alice communications antennas in the background. Roberts was George's roommate in Bldg 600 on Shemya.Shemya vegetation includes the oldest, Beach wildrye, lupine, and hairgrass. Also present is red fescue and ryegrass.
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Crashing waves near Seal Point, Sea Lions in the background.