When the salmon come in so do the masses of sea lions(or as my family calls them “sea bears”). If you ever have the chance to go see a salmon run at high tide you will most likely find the sea lions playing with their food and downing as much salmon as they can grab. I was able to sit on some rocks with a group of individuals and watch the sea lions work during both high and low tide. There was one during high tide that kept coming over and popping up and watching us(so I couldn’t really tell who was on display: us or them).
During low tide the group gathers on a sandbar and suns themselves while the younger ones play and often times a few of them seem to carry on conversations. If you have never sat and listened to a group of sea lions conversing you can replicate it by just putting together a room full of gassy individuals, long deep belch like calls can be heard for miles. When my boys were younger they would have fits of giggles over the these conversations. It was such a fun experience to watch these animals in the wild.