Sea lion pup hitches ride on boat

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California sailor James Gilkinson and his niece thought it was something special when a sea lion pup swam past their boat a couple of miles off Newport Beach.

But little did they know that what started as a simple "swim-by" would turn into an extended visit.

"He just kind of looked tired, so I figured he'd probably get up on the splash deck and rest, and sure enough, he did," Gilkinson told KABC News.

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