The identity of a rare marine creature that appeared off the coast of Pohang is ‘this guy’

A giant sea lion, designated as an endangered species, has appeared메이저놀이터 in the coastal waters of Pohang, North Gyeongsang Province.

According to the Pohang Maritime Police Station on the 20th, the Pohang Coast Guard patrol boat found a sea lion on the inner wall of the northern breakwater while patrolling the vicinity of Yeongilman Port, Buk-gu, Pohang-si, around 4:07 pm on the 19th.

The sea lion is a marine mammal of the sea lion family and is designated as a Class 2 endangered wildlife by the Ministry of Environment.

It is mainly distributed in the Sea of ​​Okhotsk, the Bering Sea, and Alaska. There is no colony of sea lions in Korea, but it is rarely seen in the East Sea, Ulleungdo, Dokdo, and Jeju Island.

An official from the Pohang Coast Guard said, “If you find marine protection creatures along the coast or in the sea, please contact the nearest Coast Guard police box.”

In accordance with the Marine Ecosystem Conservation and Management Act, capturing, collecting, or damaging marine protected organisms is punishable by imprisonment for up to three years or a fine of up to 30 million won.

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