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Galapagos Sea Lions are one of the most conspicuous and numerous marine mammals on the Galapagos Islands. Juveniles are coloured chestnut brown.Their bodies are streamline and they have well developed fore flippers which they use to propel themselves through the water. They can control their hind flippers independently which enables them to move around more effectively on land.
Galapagos Sea Lions are found on the islands of the Galapagos Archipelago. They spend a lot of their time swimming in the ocean but while on land they prefer sandy beaches and flat rocky areas that have plenty of shade and tidal pools.
This photo was taken on Española Island.
Spotted on Jan 31, 2008
Submitted on Jan 1, 2013
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