My son and I spent the weekend on the water, out of Seward in SW PWS, on the way back we agreed to clean our catch at Thumbs Cove and skip the "dog and pony show" at the docks. While at anchor back by the beach anchored up in about 90 ft of water we went to work. About half the work was done the water about 50 ft from us erupted and a medium size male Sealion was bring up the Halibut carcuses and shaking out chunks, seagulls were all over him. Just guessing but I think he was about 800 lbs. not a shy creature, after doing this for a while he cruised past the end of the Osprey, eyeball to eyeball with my son.
We started to wonder if he was going to try and jump up on the swim platform to grab a fish or two. After thinking for about 10 seconds I decided to start the engine and raise the rpm's to about 1200. He backed off and we finished cleaning fish in record time. A mom and a pup showed up hen we were just about done.
Can these big ctitters get dangerous in these kind of situations?