You can see the holding pen and conveyor belt here. Oh, and one of the black bears that pluck fish out of the pen too.
|Me and Nick|
|View from above|
|Chef Manny making ciabatta rolls|
|Stellar's Sea Lions with salmon|
They would grab a fish and toss it into the air. I didn't realize how precise this action was until I caught a few with my camera. I realize that each Sea Lion would grab the fish by the head and bite it off as they tossed the fish in the air. This action would release the roe which you can see in the photos below. That's not blood, it's eggs.
|Stellar's Sea Lion with salmon|
|Stellar's Sea Lion ripping into a salmon|
|Gull clean up|
Back to work after a short break. We worked until 11 PM every day to get the work done but glad to spend a few minutes learning about the operation and watching the predator/prey dance unfold.