California Sea Lion
sea lion is a large, boisterous and gregarious mammal that can
become quite tame around humans. In recent years, hundreds
have taken to hauling out on docks and boats in the USA. Adult
males are about 2 to 2.5 m long and weigh about 400 kg;
females are 1.6 to 1.8 m long and weigh about 94 kg (Wilson
and Ruff 1999). Males are chocolate brown in colour and
females are golden brown. They range along the west coast of
North America, on the Galapagos Islands, and until about 1950,
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Clapham and J. A. Powell. 2002. Guide to marine mammals of the
world. National Audubon Society, New York.
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S. Ruff. 1999. Smithsonian book of North American mammals. UBC