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Sea lion

Otariidae

Description:

Sea lions are pinnipeds characterized by external ear-flaps, long fore-flippers, the ability to walk on all fours, and short thick hair. Together with the fur seal, they comprise the family Otariidae, or eared seals. There are six extant and one extinct species (the Japanese sea lion) in five genera. Their range extends from the subarctic to tropical waters of the global ocean in both the northern and southern hemispheres with the notable exception of the northern Atlantic Ocean.[1]. They have an average life span of 20-30 years.

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California sea lion
Zalophus californianus


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5 Comments

EmilySeesThings
EmilySeesThings a year ago

WOW! Great shot juliem!

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Fantastic photo!

Palaimon
Palaimon 9 years ago

Amazing Picture of a sea lion!

MickGrant
MickGrant 9 years ago

Good shot - suggest you add to a mission!

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 9 years ago

It must have been a struggle to get up there based on the median high tide and guano markings on that rock! Great shot!

juliem
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juliem

Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico

Spotted on Mar 25, 2008
Submitted on Oct 25, 2011

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