Island Sea Lions

Island Sea Islands

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Date: 10/17

Location: Galapagos Islands

  • Galapagos sea lion are smaller than their California sea lion cousins.
  • Galapagos sea lions love sardines. They can suffer in years when the sardine population is low.

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  • Like other sea lions are also very vocal. They communicate with each other with barks and grunts.
  • Galapagos sea lions have long pointy snouts.
  • Males have large crests on their heads.
  • Dominate males have a territory that they share with a group of females.
  • Non-dominate males live in small bachelor groups.

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We sat and watched the sea lions all afternoon today. They are very gregarious and loud, not to mention a bit smelly! Hehehe! The islands have very strict rules on watching these social pinnipeds- you must not get too close. That is a good rule for the wildlife and the people who love to watch them.

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