The Columbian black-tailed deer is the dominant large mammal of the temperate rain forest on the Pacific Coast of North America. Guests on board the Sea Lion were treated to a close encounter with this small subspecies of the mule deer during an afternoon hike on one of the picturesque islands in the San Juan group of Washington State. Towering Douglas firs with an understorey of salal typify this animal's habitat. Encounters with iller whales later in the afternoon ended another spectacular day.
- Daily Expedition Reports
- 09 Sep 1999
From the Sea Lion in the Pacific Northwest, 9/9/1999, National Geographic Sea Lion
- Aboard the National Geographic Sea Lion
- Pacific Northwest
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