- Associated Press - Thursday, June 4, 2015

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) - The Island Mariner Cruises’ life-size replica orca has departed Bellingham and is headed for Astoria, Ore to help scare away hundreds of sea lions from the docks.

The Bellingham Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1JsWTYv ) the whale began its journey on a boat trailer Wednesday and is expected to be in the Oregon waters Thursday.

The Port of Astoria hired Island Mariner, which offers whale watching cruises, after several other attempts to get the sea lions to move along had been unsuccessful.

The whale was originally built in the 1980s and is now outfitted with a Suzuki eight-horsepower outboard motor and speakers. The whale will play recordings of orcas out hunting while in the water to get the sea lions out of the area.

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Information from: The Bellingham Herald, http://www.bellinghamherald.com

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