They are found on the coasts of Japan and Korea, western North America from southern Canada to mid-Mexico, and the Galápagos Islands.Next
At birth, pups weigh 13 to 48 pounds and measure 2 to 3 feet in length, depending on the species.
Like a straw in a soda bottle, each whisker can rotate around with the underwater currents, letting the sea lion "feel" any food swimming nearby.Next
Their sleek body helps them to make deep dives to catch prey, up to 600 feet.
Strategies used to monopolize females include the resource-defense polygyny, or occupying important female resources. Their appearance varies slightly depending on the species.Next
This infection leads to diseases that are connected to global warming.
Within a few short months, the number of sea lions grew to more than 300 and hit an all-time record of 1,701 in November 2009.Next
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The collapse of alveoli does not allow for any oxygen storage in the lungs however. All sea lions are carnivores, eating fish, squid, crabs, and clams. Hundreds of congregating at , New Zealand sea lions were also exploited from hunting and sealing, and as a result were from New Zealand's mainland for over 150 years, with their population being restricted to the subantarctic.Next
The males have thick, hairy necks.
They are strong swimmers that can reach speeds of 18 miles per hour. Otariidae are in the process of species divergence, much of which may be driven by local factors, particularly latitude and resources.Next
Sea lions do not need to drink water to survive as their food consumes all the water they need.