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The Dangerous Toy

The Dangerous Toy
by Celia Kujala

Play is very important in the development of California sea lion pups and everything in their environment is a potential toy. Sadly, it is becoming much more common to see them playing with garbage that is entering the ocean and arriving at their remote, uninhabited homes on ocean currents. On this day, in the span of two dives I was able to collect six pieces of garbage that they were playing with including the one pictured.