It is common to see Sea Lions sun bathing on the navigational buoys throughout Southeast Alaska. If you stop the boat you can hear them barking and making a mess of noise. We were passing through Eastern Channel when we saw them sitting there. As we shut off the motor and drifted, we listen to them making lots of noise. It was the dog barking on a distant island that really interested my youngest daughter. She keep trying to see it, because the noise traveled so well over water.