Seal Society of San Diego- Differences between seals and sea lions
Seal Society of San Diego- Differences between seals and sea lionsRichard Miller2023-04-03T21:44:08-07:00
California Harbor Seal and pup
What do Harbor Seals and Sea Lions have in common?
Both are Pinnipeds, “fin-footed”, with a common ancestor, Enaliarctus Mealsi, a big otter-like creature who lived millions of years ago. As such, seals and sea lions are considered to be in the seal family. Both are warm-blooded mammals and produce milk. A layer of blubber or fat insulates both sea lions and seals from the cold water.
Sea Lion with pup
Seal “kissing” her pup
Sea lion pup resting on his mom
Seal pups can swim from birth unlike sea lion pups
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