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Steller sea lion

Eumatopius jubatus


large, barking sea mammal with small ears


rocks in Yaquina Bay, Oregon


This picture only includes bull sea lions, which congregate and fight on any available pull-out in the bay. The oldest, most aggressive get the high spots; the youngest pups sometimes don't ever get to leave the water. The girls congregate at Sea Lion Caves (maybe elsewhere, I don't know), and the bulls go looking for them in August. Their barking can be heard for at least a mile.

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Newport, Oregon, USA

Spotted on Oct 28, 2010
Submitted on May 21, 2011

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