Caves
At Sea Lion Caves
As A Nature Theme Park Location
Florence, Oregon

The cave system is at sea level and the ocean continually washes into the main cavern which has a floor area of about 2 acres (0.81 ha) and a vaulted rock dome about 125 feet (38 m) high. Southward from the main chamber, a low passage runs 1,000 feet (300 m) to a sea level opening. This corridor is flooded at high tide and free of water at low tide. [from wikipedia]
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A Ticket Required
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(Date Photographed: 11:42:29 Tuesday 30 August 2016)
(Date Published: Thursday 20 April 2017)
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A ticket was required to enter the cave system.


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Diagram
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(Date Photographed: 11:43:12 Tuesday 30 August 2016)
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A picture on the wall behind the ticket counter showed the layout of the cave system and elevator.


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Main Cavern
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(Date Photographed: 11:58:11 Tuesday 30 August 2016)
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The main cavern into which sea lions would appear from time to time. On this day, the sea lions were absent.


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Only A Bird
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(Date Photographed: 11:59:25 Tuesday 30 August 2016)
(Date Published: Thursday 20 April 2017)
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The only animal in the cave that morning was a lone bird on a rock.


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Sea Lion Skeleton
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(Date Photographed: 12:00:07 Tuesday 30 August 2016)
(Date Published: Thursday 20 April 2017)
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Inside the public area of the cave was a sea lion skeleton.


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Mesh Fence
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(Date Photographed: 12:01:21 Tuesday 30 August 2016)
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A tall mesh fence separated the main cavern from the people.


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Damp Rocks
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(Date Photographed: 12:02:19 Tuesday 30 August 2016)
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Damp rocks bordered the main staircase inside the cave.


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Sea Lion Skull
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(Date Photographed: 12:03:18 Tuesday 30 August 2016)
(Date Published: Thursday 20 April 2017)
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A lone sea lion skull lay on the stone floor underneath the stairs.


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View From The Top
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(Date Photographed: 12:04:08 Tuesday 30 August 2016)
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A view of the entire cave as seen from the top of the stairs.


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