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Sea lions

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

Species on page

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

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Galpagos Sea Lion (Zalophus wollebaeki)

Galápagos 2010

Regal

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Galápagos Sea Lion (Zalophus wollebaeki)

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Posing - underwater

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Canon Powershot D10 underwater camera, July 29, 2010

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When sea lions sing opera

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When sea lions walk

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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

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Española
Canon Powershot D10 underwater camera, July 28, 2010

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Bob, Chuckie, and Zalophus

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

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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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Sea lion with cookie cutter shark scar

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

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Close-up cookie cutter shark scar

sealion with cookie cutter shark scar
March 15, 2014

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Cape fur seal or brown fur seal (Arctocephalus pusillus)

When sea lions rock out

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Seal Island - erroneously named
Hout Bay
with Wendy and Zarek

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Inflight sea lion

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Sea lions
Seal Island - erroneously named
Hout Bay, South Africa
with Wendy and Zarek

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Bouyant

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Sea lion
Seal Island - erroneously named
Hout Bay, South Africa
with Wendy and Zarek

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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: April 1, 2014
created: August 9, 2010
Contact: siegelr@stanford.edu