POSTED: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 7:36pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 7:39pm
California harbormaster uses blow-up "scarecrows" to chase unwanted sea lions from local docks. May Chow reports.
(KSBW) The Moss Landing Harbor found a creative way to keep California sea lions away from its docks.
Harbormaster Linda McIntyre purchased nine Airdancers, large inflatable devices that have fans which cause the tube to move in a dancing or flailing motion, and placed them throughout the 610-ship harbor.
"The fact is other deterrents we've used, and we've used many, were not effective," said McIntyre, who bought the Airdancers three weeks ago. "At most, they were effective for like few days or a week. But these Airdancers have been the most effective for the longest period of time."
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