The body of a dead Sea Lion washed up on the north side of Burien’s Three Tree Point beach this week.
It’s unknown when this marine mammal died, or what the cause was.
However, Jamie at the Marine and Science Technology (MaST) Center in Des Moines told us that Orcas have been swimming around the area, and they are known to be predators to Sea Lions.
Randy Williams of the MaST Center also told us Thursday that he would be heading up a recovery effort for the body, as the center would like to display the skeleton.
We’ll be following this developing story, so stay tuned.
Scott Schaefer took these pics:
(NOTE: Scott also called this in to the Marine Mammal Stranding Network – which is what residents should do when finding dead marine animals – at 1-866-767-6114; they are sending someone from the MaST Center in Des Moines to investigate)>