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Sea lion jumps into boat, cuddles with passenger (Video)

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James Gilkinson was on a boat a couple miles off Newport Beach, Calif. when he spotted a sea lion pup splashing around in the water.

He was surprised when the pup swam over and hopped into his boat -- then started sniffing Gilkinson and rubbing its nose up and down his leg.

Gilkinson says the marine mammal stayed on his boat for about an hour before belly-flopping back into the ocean.