Sea lion. The Marine Mammal Center

Sea Lions

They are found on the coasts of Japan and Korea, western North America from southern Canada to mid-Mexico, and the Galápagos Islands.

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Sea Lion Fact Sheet

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.

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California Sea Lion Webcam

Strategies used to monopolize females include the resource-defense polygyny, or occupying important female resources. Their appearance varies slightly depending on the species.

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Sea Lions

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.

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Sea Lion Fact Sheet

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.

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California Sea Lion Webcam

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.

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