Sea lions are very social and super talented.
They are true party animals, both on land and in the water.
They can balance a ball on their nose, climb up a ladder,
honk a horn and swim up to 13 mph.
Kingdom – Animalia
Phylum – Chordata
Class – Mammalia
Order – Carnivora
Family – Otariidae
Genus – Zalophus
• External ears with flaps and big eyes.
• Long flippers in the front which are like wings with no claws.
• Five digits in the back limbs with extensions of cartilage.
• Nails are on the middle three digits.
• A sea lion can walk on all fours.
• In the water, rear flippers are used to steer.
• Small head with whiskers on the face.
• Large body with blubber to stay warm.
• Small, flat tail between the rear flippers.
• They live both on land and in the water.
• Prefer rocky and sandy beaches of shorelines and coastal islands.
• Like to visit sandbars, quiet coves, protected tide pools and coastal access jetties or piers.
• Breed on islands off the coasts of Baja California and California.
• During months of nonbreeding, California males migrate to Puget Sound, Washington and British Columbia.
• Males from Baja California migrate to the Channel Islands.
• Most females will stay close to their breeding grounds and only move south during the months of nonbreeding.
• Sea lions are predators and get all their food from the ocean.
• They mostly eat squid and octopus or small fish such as anchovy or herring.
• They eat around 6% of their body weight.
• They do not really chew their food but tear it into chunks or even swallow it whole.
• They generally get the water they need from their food and do not actually need to drink water.
• During the breeding season, adult males do not eat while defending their territory.
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have a mane at all.
California sea lion
* Known for their playfulness and intelligence.
* Can be well trained to balance a ball on its
nose, swim through hoops, clap and walk.
Steller sea lion
* The largest of all sea lion species and very vocal.
* Males can grow to be 3 times as large as
Australian sea lion
* These are the rarest species of sea lion.
* They do not migrate.
* 240,000 for the US.
* 85,000 for the Western Baja California.
* 31,000 for the Gulf of California.
* The most common reasons California sea lions are rescued
include: malnutrition, cancer,
pneumonia, entanglement in
debris or fishing gear, gunshots,
and other wounds.
Make a donation, volunteer at the recue,
keep the beach clean, educate and fund raise.
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