ya'll are not getting the point of getting the sea lions off Astoria! It is not being mean. The sea lions did destroy a lot of the people who own Astoria. They destroyed the water lines,electrical lines,the HIGH salmon supply and, dock connections for people. Worst part of all is that the people who own Astoria had spent $100,000.00 on fixing the docks every time the sea lions got off!!! So most of all it was harder for the people than the sea lions. The people had it really bad.