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sealion

member of the family Otariidae, identifiable by having external ears. There are several genera including Otaria, the southern sealion, Zalophus, the Californian sealion and Eumetopius, Steller's sealion. They are large seals with a hairy coat and lacking the fur of the fur seals.

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1,800 metres was the planned total depth of the Sea Lion well.
IN THE SWIM Three-year-old Naomi Cullen from Dublin at Sea Lion Cove yesterday
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It climbed into the back of the patrol car, and deputies took some pictures with their new friend, including one of the sea lion wearing a seat belt, before driving it back to the ocean.
For more than two years, hundreds of malnourished, starving wild sea lion pups have been washing up on beaches in Southern California, according to NMMF.
In the new option, guests can spend around 30 minutes in the water with a sea lion, under supervision and guidance from specialists.
Of the five species of sea lions worldwide, the California sea lion is the only one whose population is expanding.
At the Sea Lion Theatre, Callum and Amy are trying every trick in the book to persuade visitors to donate to the bucket collection for worthy causes.
We're planning special sea lion programs that allow people of all ages to learn more about these fascinating marine mammals.
It's kind of like an ecologist's Sophie's Choice: Kill sea lions that are gorging on stocks of endangered Chinook salmon, or allow the marine mammals to eat their fill, knowing that it will reduce the number of fish?
Edward Perry, director of operations, said: "Families love visiting the sea lion house and we're delighted that our four resident Californian sea lions Biffo, Max, Arthur and Reggie can help boost our green credentials, slash energy bills and reduce our carbon footprint.
The battle against the sea lions started innocently enough when in the early 1980s, a California sea lion named Herschel settled himself at Washington's Ballard Locks and began feeding on steelhead trout migrating through the dam.