Sea Lion


Sea lions (photos of Zalophus wollebaeki and Otaria byrona)  live along the coastlines and islands of the Pacific Ocean. They are characterized by external ear flaps, long fore-flippers, the ability to walk on all fours, short, thick hair, and a big chest and belly.  Their range extends from the subarctic to tropical waters of the global ocean in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, with the notable exception of the northern Atlantic Ocean. Sea lions consume large quantities of food, fish, squid, crabs, and clams at a time.



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