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Marine Mammals


By Bob Fenner

Zalophus californianus wollebacki, male


Family Otariidae: Sealions, have ear flaps, can strike "sea lion" pose on land with fore flippers.

Zalophus californianus wollebacki, the Galapagos Sea Lion. Males much larger, with a "bump" on their foreheads. To 250 kg. Galapagos pix of a dry female on land and a youngster underwater.

Family Phocidae: Seals, lack external ears

Halichoerus grypus, Gray Seal. Atlantis Aquarium, Long Island, NY.

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