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VIDEO: 'My new friend'

San Diego boaters have a complicated relationship with the sea lions that also call the harbor their home port.

Complaints of sea lions overrunning boats and leaving a mess are as common as the city’s legendary “perfect weather.”

This video we found shows a kinder, gentler meeting of man and marine mammal. A sea lion that boarded a dinghy quickly endeared himself.

“Here’s my new friend. He jumped aboard out at the bridge,” the unnamed boater tells the camera with a smile. “Just hanging out with me.”

Under the right circumstances, maybe we can all get along.