Sea lions often behave like dogs when it comes to doing anything for a snack. They certainly have enough intelligence to stage an impressive food heist, and that was exactly the case at the Rant Point farm near Tofino, British Columbia. The industrial salmon farm there was invaded by two dozen sea lions that managed to break into the place and get past the electric fences and netting designed to keep creatures like them away from the delicious fish within. Once inside, they started gorging themselves on fish and have been there ever since.
The Sea Lions In the Rant Point Salmon Farm Don’t Want to Leave
According to Bonny Glambeck, who works with the environmental group Clayoquot Action, the sea lions were having an all-you-can-eat buffet. Rant Point, owned by the aquaculture giant Cermaq, boasts up to 500,000 farmed salmon at any time, and it’s no wonder the sea lions now don’t want to leave the place. They usually hunt by corralling their prey to one place and picking off individuals one at a time, so the current situation they are in is very convenient for them.
Cermaq Is Weighing Its Options to Get Rid of the Intrusive Sea Lions
It seems likely that the sea lions broke into the farm because of the onset of the harvesting season when the process opens up opportunities for access that are not usually present. While people observe the sea lions making the most of life, the situation does not look good for them. Apparently, a giant corporation like Cermaq does not want to have their product stolen, even by adorable sea dogs. People at Cermaq are currently trying everything to get rid of the problem.
According to local authorities, attempts to deter the sea lions and remove them from the net pens without harming them have been ongoing. While there is a strict requirement that the sea lions must not be killed, there is no progress in moving them with passive deterrent efforts. So far, not even loud bangs and noises scare them. It seems the creatures will remain there until the harvesting of the area is complete, and there is no more food for them to stick around for or when they decide to leave on their own.
The hype for Spider-Man: No Way Home was at its height when Sony dropped the new trailer after several days of buildup. At first viewing of the trailer, it appears that the spider-verse is expanding with interesting plot twists and the return of many familiar faces. If the trailer is any indication, fans are in for an exciting film.
The New Spider-Man Trailer
Spider-Man, played by Tom Holland, is concerned about his identity being revealed in the last movie, so he turns to Doctor Strange played by Benedict Cumberbatch to find a magical solution to his plight. Doctor Strange makes it so Peter’s identity was never revealed but meddling with the timeline turns out to be a bad idea.
The trailer gives fans a look at several familiar foes including Jamie Foxx’s Electro, Doctor Octopus played by Alfred Molina, and Green Goblin portrayed by Willem Dafoe, among others. Although fans have been speculating that they would see Maguire and Garfield, the trailer shows no sight of them.
Tom Holland’s Emotional Reaction
During a launch event in Los Angeles last Tuesday evening, Holland surprised fans with the first screening of the new trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home. In Holland’s words, this is the most theatrical and cinematic superhero film made so far. By the end, Holland had an emotional reaction and thanked the fans for their enthusiasm.
This movie brings together villains from three different universes giving them new life. Holland expresses his pleasure as an actor and a fan of the superhero franchise to have worked on such a project amongst such legends.
The Trailer Is the Tip of the Iceberg
Tom Holland managed not to leak any spoilers during the Q&A with the audience. He does say that what’s shown in the trailer is just the tip of the iceberg and there’s a lot to the movie that’s yet to be seen. Directed by Jon Watts, Spider-Man: No Way Home is set to be in theaters on December 17th!