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California Sea Lion

Zalophus californianus


A slender sea lion. Buff to brown; appears black when wet. Male dark brown, female "blond." Male's head paler with age; hair on its forehead much lighter than that on rest of body. Male has high forehead.


Usually islands: sandy or rocky beaches; occasionally caves protected by cliffs.

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Seema 8 years ago

delightful sight

Otter501Movie 8 years ago

Hey, that looks like Moss Landing! We just posted a spotting from there.

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Monterey, California, USA

Spotted on Oct 2, 2010
Submitted on Nov 17, 2011

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