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Steller's Sea Lion

Eumetopias jubatus

Description:

The Steller sea lion (Eumetopias jubatus) also known as the northern sea lion and Steller's sea lion, is a threatened species of sea lion in the northern Pacific. It is the sole member of the genus Eumetopias and the largest of the eared seals (Otariidae). Among pinnipeds, it is inferior in size only to the walrus and the two elephant seals. The species is named for the naturalist Georg Wilhelm Steller, who first described them in 1741. The Steller sea lion has attracted considerable attention in recent decades due to significant, unexplained declines in their numbers over a large portion of their range in Alaska.

Habitat:

Icy Strait in Southeast Alaska

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3 Comments

Jeannette
Jeannette 8 years ago

I agree with Cindy, just great :)

DonnaPomeroy
DonnaPomeroy 8 years ago

Thanks Cindy

Great shot and description, Donna!

DonnaPomeroy
Spotted by
DonnaPomeroy

Sitka, Alaska, USA

Spotted on Aug 21, 2012
Submitted on Sep 2, 2012

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