The Bay Citizen has posted some nice sketches of wounded sea lion Silent Knight by artist Tammy Stellanova.

The seven-foot sea lion had been shot in the head when found on a Sausalito beach in December. He was treated and is recuperating at the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, but is now completely blind. The center says it’s now “searching diligently for a zoo or aquarium that can take him into their care,” as he cannot be released back into the wild.

You can donate funds that the center says will go directly to Silent Knight’s care here.


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is the host and editor of KQED’s health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED’s daily news blog, News Fix. A veteran blogger, he previously worked for Yahoo! in various news writing and editing roles. He was also the editor of, which documented user-generated content about the financial crisis and recession. Jon is also a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S. He has written about film for his own blog and studied film at Boston University. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.

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