National Geographic : 1967 Apr
BYALANROOT C) N.G.S . Welcoming a new playmate, sea lions join Richard Foster, Beagle II's mate, as he snorkels for speci mens. Fascinated by their strange new companion, the frolicsome mammals toyed with photographer Alan Root's air hose (below), nipped his flippers (right), and nudged him as he dived off Plaza Island. Neither he nor his equipment suffered, despite the vigorous roughhouse. When his air went foul, Mr. 574 Root surfaced to find one of the creatures exhaling its fishy breath at the intake of his air compressor.