Did You Know the history of the Pier 39 Sea Lions originated with their unexpected appearance at the San Fransico docks back in 1989?
The barking is back - with a rollicking, fish-reeking, tourist-pleasing vengeance.
Three months after sea lions began trickling back to Pier 39, about 400 were cavorting on the docks Friday in time for a party celebrating the pinnipeds' 20th year of residence at the tourist mecca.
"I wouldn't have come to San Francisco if the sea lions weren't here," said Arlene Fiala, a retiree from Sleepy Hollow, N.Y., who visited Pier 39 Friday. "It'd be like going to New York City if Times Square closed down."