Sea Lion As A Sea Mammal
Sea lions are sea mammals characterized by external ear flaps, long foreflippers, the ability to walk on all fours, and short, thick hair, big chest and belly. Together with the fur seals, they comprise the family Otariidae, eared seals, which contains six extant and one extinct species (the Japanese sea lion) in five genera. 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. [from wikipedia]
"Steller Sea Lion Family" (1982) Newport Pier 39 Santa Cruz Sea Lions
Sea Lions, From Animalblog

Collected from the daily Animalblog

Newport, Sea Lion, As A Sea Mammal

Together with the fur seals, they constitute the family Otariidae, collectively known as eared seals. Until recently, sea lions were grouped under a single subfamily called Otariinae, whereas fur seals were grouped in the subfamily Arcocephalinae. [from wikipedia]

Pier 39, Sea Lions

Having taken over the floating docks nearby

Santa Cruz, Wharf, Sea Lions

At home underneath the wharf

"Steller Sea Lion Family" (1982), By Ken Scott An American Artist

A actual size sculpture of a Steller Sea Lion Family on the deck behind the Sea Lion Caves of Florence, Oregon.

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