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Sea lions and fur seals (eared seals)

Order: Carnivora
Family: Otariidae (sea lions and fur seals)

Species on page - 4 species in 2 genera depicted (out of 15 species in 7 genera)

+ Galápagos Sea Lion (Zalophus wollebaeki)
+ California Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus)
+ Cape fur seal or brown fur seal (Arctocephalus pusillus)
+ Galápagos Fur Seal (Arctocephalus galapagoensis)

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Galpagos Sea Lion (Zalophus wollebaeki)

Galápagos 2010

Regal

galapagos

Galápagos Sea Lion (Zalophus wollebaeki)

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Posing - underwater

galapagos

Canon Powershot D10 underwater camera, July 29, 2010

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When sea lions sing opera

galapagos

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When sea lions walk

galapagos

This photo illustrates one of the key differences between sea lions (otariids) and seals (phocids), namely the ability to use the forelimbs for locomotion.

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When sea lions perform ballet

sea lion
Española
Canon Powershot D10 underwater camera, July 28, 2010

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Bob, Chuckie, and Zalophus

galapagos

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Darwin scrutinizes North Seymour mockingbird; mockingbird scrutinizes Darwin, admires his sea lion wings.

galapagos

North Seymour Island July 27, 2010

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Elkhorn Slough 2010

California Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus)

Salty Simbas

California Sea Lion
Zalophus californianus

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Lion amongst the elephants

sea lion
California sea lion (Zalophus californianus)
Northern elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris)
Año Nuevo
After hours tour - February 13, 2015
February 13, 2015

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Unexpected visitor

sea lion
California Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus)
Año Nuevo
February 13, 2015

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Seal ion and Sea lion

seal and sea lion
Año Nuevo
February 13, 2015

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sea lion
Año Nuevo
February 13, 2015

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High tailing

sea lion
Año Nuevo
February 13, 2015

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Sea lion with cookie cutter shark scar

sealion with cookie cutter shark scar
March 15, 2014

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Close-up of cookie cutter shark scar

sealion with cookie cutter shark scar
March 15, 2014
Pier 39
San Francisco

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Cape fur seal or brown fur seal (Arctocephalus pusillus)

When fur seals rock out

seal lions
Seal Island
Hout Bay, South Africa
with Wendy and Zarek

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Inflight fur seal

seal lions
Cape fur seal
Seal Island
Hout Bay, South Africa
with Wendy and Zarek

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Bouyant

seal lion
Cape fur seal
Seal Island
Hout Bay, South Africa
with Wendy and Zarek

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Cape fur seal

Cape fur seal (Arctocephalus pusillus)
Hout Bay
March 5, 2016
Canon 7Dmark2

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Cape fur seal

cape fur seal
Cape fur seal (Arctocephalus pusillus)
Deyer Island
Gansbaai, RSA

March 9, 2016
Canon 7Dmark2

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Three Cape fur seals

cape fur seal
Cape fur seal (Arctocephalus pusillus)
Deyer Island
Gansbaai, RSA

March 9, 2016
Canon 7Dmark2

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Fate is sealed

Cape fur seal
Cape Cross
Namibia
August 23, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2
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Thigotropism

Cape fur seals
Cape Cross, Namibia
August 23, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2
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Cape fur seals
Cape Cross, Namibia
August 23, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2
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Sun worship

Cape fur seals
Cape Cross, Namibia
August 23, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2
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Monumental

Cape fur seals
Cape Cross, Namibia
August 23, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2
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Nursing

Cape fur seals
Cape Cross, Namibia
August 23, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2
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Colony

Cape fur seals
Cape Cross, Namibia
August 23, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2
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All lined up

Cape fur seals
Cape Cross, Namibia
August 23, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2
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Surfing

Cape fur seals
Cape Cross, Namibia
August 23, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2
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Placenta

Cape fur seals
Cape Cross, Namibia
August 23, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2
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Galápagos Fur Seal (Arctocephalus galapagoensis)

Yoda visits the Galápagos

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Galápagos Fur Seal (Arctocephalus galapagoensis)
Santiago Island
Canon Rebel T1i,
August 2, 2010

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Marine mammals

+ Otariids: sea lions and fur seals
+ Seals
+ Sea otters
+ Whales

Related pages

+ Animals
+ Año Nuevo
+ Elkhorn Slough
+ Lions
+ Sun and Moon

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modified: October 12, 2018
created: August 9, 2010
Contact: siegelr@stanford.edu
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