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Galapagos Fur Seal or Sea Lion Rabida Galapagos p1

Observed: 4th February 2012 By: Shadow30Shadow30’s reputation in MammalsShadow30’s reputation in MammalsShadow30’s reputation in Mammals
Galapagos Fur Seal or Sea Lion Rabida Galapagos p1
Galapagos Fur Seal or Sea Lion Rabida Galapagos p2
Galapagos Fur Seal or Sea Lion Rabida Galapagos p3
Galapagos Fur Seal or Sea Lion Rabida Galapagos p4
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Galapagos sea lion

This is the sea lion, Zalophus californianus. These are the ones you most often see lazing around on the beaches in the Galapagos; the fur seals are more likely to be seen in the shade of the few cactus and thorny plants that form the edge of the shore.

Note the relatively small ears and eyes, much more prominent in the fur seals - the eyes appear to bulge.

Also the fur is a richer red/brown and more fluffy, even when wet in fur seals.

Brings back pleasant memories of my visit there, your photo just needs one of the ubiquitous bright red Sally-lightfoot crabs to make it complete!

If you add an observation for Galapagos sea lion I'll agree to it.

Graham Banwell

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