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This sea lion was sitting fat and happy atop its floating sun deck near Harbor Island and the Duwamish Waterway. We passed by within a few yards and all it did was lift its head a bit. Too full of salmon, perhaps? We saw a companion munching one in the water a few hundred feet away, accompanied by squabbling sea birds looking for tid bits. Of concern since the 1980s were aggressive sea lions feeding on rare Steelhead trout near the Ballard fish ladder. I felt encouraged that the Duwamish River, a super fund clean up site, sustains a growing salmon spawning cycle at all.