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Sea Lions

Sea Lions were everywhere, sitting on a dock, or the beach, or a pile of rocks, or swimming. They are the only mammal found in the Galapagos other than those that humans brought there. This kind of Sea Lion is unique to the Galapagos.









They like to Sleep:



Some sea lions don't make it:


You have to watch where you walk:


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That's why he posted the poop. To keep you from dieing.

Clarify? The Galapagos have no indigenous mammals? Here in the Bay we're familiar with sea lion infestation. Big time.

The Galapagos Sea lions (Zalophus wollebaeki) are slightly different from the California (Oregon?) Sea Lions (Zalophus californianus).

Oui, that difference I understand. But did you say the islands have no indigenous mammals?

did you say the islands have no indigenous mammals?

He did (other than the two species of sea lions), and it's apparently true. (Unless you count offshore whales and dolphins.) The same was true of New Zealand (apart from a few species of bats) before humans arrived.

After all, how would a land animal arrive on islands that are more than 500 miles from the nearest other land?

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