If you’ve ever been to San Francisco, you probably realize why this image is so haunting. It’s the “world famous Pier 39,” where sea lions have been a tourist attraction since they arrived after the big earthquake in 1989.
Suddenly — and no one seems to know why — they’re gone.
Here’s a live Web cam if you’d like to watch for their return.
Environmental experts say the weather in San Francisco has been normal, and there seems to be no change in the bay itself.
(h/t: Andy Carvin, NPR)
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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