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Australian Sea Lion - Kangaroo Island, Australia

Sea lions differ from seals in a number of ways. They have ear flaps instead of ear holes and they can walk on land by rotating their hind flippers forward and underneath their bodies.

Approximately 15,000 Australian Sea Lions inhabit the southern and western coast of Australia. This sea lion is part of a colony who live on Seal Bay in Kangaroo Island.

Kangaroo Island is the third largest island in Australia after Tasmania and Melville Island. Less that 4,600 people inhabit the island. The island is known for its natural beauty and wildlife.


Juvenile Grey Seal | Halichoerus grypus

"Grey seals have been known to dive to depths of 300m and stay underwater for up to 20 minutes. Females normally live up to 35 years of age, males up to 25 years, individuals in the western Atlantic population generally living longer. The maximum recorded ages are 46 years for a female, 29 years for a male."  x

(by steven.kemp)

Harbor Seal | Phoca vitulina

“In California, harbor seal pups are born between February and April and weigh about 20 to 24 pounds at birth. If born prematurely, harbor seals retain a whitish lanugo coat (which is usually lost before birth). A pup can swim at birth and will sometimes ride on its mother’s back when tired. Pups make a bleating noise that sounds like “maaaa.” After about four weeks, the pups are weaned. Adult females usually mate and give birth every year. They may live for 25 to 30 years.” -

(by divindk)