California Sea Lion
Range: Pacific Coast of North America
Habitat: Ocean waters, sandy or rocky coastlines
Conservation Status: Common
Scientific Name: Zalophus californianus californianus
The playful, curious California sea lions are highly social animals. They live in groups or "harems," with an adult bull and 10-15 cows. During the summer-long breeding season, the animals collect by the thousands on isolated coastlines and islands. Females give birth to a single pup a year later. Sea lions spend much of their time in the ocean in search of herring, mackerel and squid. You can easily tell a sea lion from a seal by its external ear flaps, which seals do not have.
Did You Know?
A sea lion can fully rotate its hind flippers, allowing it to walk on land.
Have a great week!!!!
(constructive critique is welcome)
coming soon -
another - St Louis Air Show - from high up in the hills above the air field:
http://www.stlcofair.org/ and on Mon 09/03 we went to a small car show - that next
after that - Friday 09/14 - St Louis Balloon Glow
and - Saturday 0915 - Great St Louis Balloon Race --- yeah, I entered the contest so you gotta wait for the rest of the pics