Swam with sea lions today, was an amazing experience. The pups were full of energy and loved playing. They charged us with stretched out mouths, as if pretending to attack us, then at the last second swiftly changed course. It was terrifying, but at the same time exhilarating and adorable. As much as we wanted to we couldn't pet them or we would be at risk of being charged by the pups mother, who was never far from the pups, constantly keeping an eye out. The males stayed close to the nest (rocky shore), warning anyone who ventured too close; apparently they give two warnings before attacking. First they made a pass blowing bubbles and if for some reason you didn't get the message, they would follow that up with a slight brush. Finally, if none of that worked they would either ram you or bite you with their ridiculously large K-9s.