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Seals and Sea Lions

Parent Category: Aquatic Mammals
Seals and sea lions are Pinnipeds or fin-footed marine mammals. Earless seals that lack ear flaps are true seals, while eared seals are sea lions. These mammals can spend their life on water and partly on land.
Like most animals they don't usually save people unless they are  trained to.
They are not very fast. They were measured at swimming .5 meter per  second.
They feed at night where they dive down and feed on schools of fish and squid.
The Caribbean monk seal, West Indian seal (Monachus  tropicalis), or sea wolf, as early explorers referred to it,  was a species of seal native to the Caribbean and now believed to  be extinct. The Caribbean monk seals' main predators were sharks  and humans. Overhunting of the seals for oil,...
Beating baby seals to death could be a problem both in terms of  animal abuse and making sure that seals stay a renewable resource.  Whatever your views about hunting, or eating or wearing animal  products, walking up to seals who are defenseless and beating them  to death doesn't even seem like...
they can swim after a couple of days
People first started hunting seals for food
adults:6 ftbabies:1 meter long (3 ft.)
No, Seals cannot walk.
The Steller's Sea lion (Eumetopias jubatus), is also known as the Northern sea lion. It lives in the northern Pacific.   The population of eastern and Asian steller sea lions (California, British Columbia and south east Alaska) is currently at the status of "under threat". The western Steller's...
They mate and give birth on land. Births occur mid-May to mid-July and peak in June. In May, dominant males (nine years and older) establish their breeding territories on rookeries, and maintain them for approximately 40 days without eating. During this time, the males establish a harem and mate...
Their main diet is penguins and fish.
No It Isn't Because They Have 4 Predators, And Here They Are: Great White Sharks, Orcas, Other Leopard Seals And Most Of All, Humans.
  In the Northwest Atlantic area between Newfoundland and Greenland.
The norm is around 1400 pounds.
Although Leopard seals have a fearsome reputation and are a top predator, the Killer whale is top of the food chain and will actively hunt and kill leopard seals.
Some do like polar bears
Harp seals have one baby at a time because although there milk is rich with fat they could never produce enough milk to feed more than one baby. Seals start breading at the age of 2 or 3 and breed at least once per year
The move Andre has a seal named Andre. That was one of my favorite movies when I was younger.
Seals dive for fish underwater, some might sleep underwater. But 6 types of seals live in antarctica! Seals breath air but do spend a lot of time underwater holding their breath. Sometime seals prefer to breath the air trapped under the ice then come to the surface.They would live mostly in the cold...
seal whacking is where baby seals are whacked repeatedly until they are dead, it will soon be considered a sport in Canada.
The scientific name for seals in general is Pinnipedia. Bear in mind that specific scientific name depends on the exactspecies. Phoca largha for example is the scientific name for thespotted seal.
Estimated Seal population ranges almost to 700,000 individuals.   Although there are 35 species of seals, only six types live in Antarctica: Antarctic Fur Seals, Crabeater Seals, Leopard Seals, Ross Seals, and Weddell Seals. However, these six species make up the majority of the world's seal...
To answer your question, you would have to provide the species of shark and whale. For example, a sand tiger shark - one of the more common breeds seen closer to land - can grow up to about 10½ feet (a little over 3 meters), whereas one of the longest bottlenose dolphins grew to be about 13 feet in...
The average male elephant seal weighs 3 tons.
This would only happen if your mama was a squid, fish small shark or octupus
yes, most seals live in cold conditions
  in the air they will snort, hiss, growl, or sneeze usually as a threat. Pups (baby seals) will let out little cries.
Fish,squid,sharks and rays Answer Seals eat Fish, squid, sharks, and rays. turd Skates,rays,squid,octopuses,small sharks, and large fish.These are just some of their favorites.
They bite people
Because the seal population is decreasing and the reason they are killing the harp seals is because of the cod. And the snow leopards are starving and so are the polar bears. And the government is killing the seals for their hide to make leather. And i don't know hot they could kill them with that...
  yes they travel around alot
Fish and seals are similar in that they both: . are animals . are vertebrates . are able to swim in water . have eyes and mouths, stomachs and digestive systems . reproduce sexually
A harp seal can only have 1 pup and 1 pup only
Yes a polar bear is an enemy of the elephant sea land the elephant seals are a food source for the bears.
small mammals and insects
The literary device that seals swam freely through the icy sea is  assonance.
They got their name from the mane of coarse long hair around their face.
yes, they are between the back flippers
Seals are good swimmers and can pull themselves out onto land. Their predators are white sharks, larger carnivorous seals, polar bears and killer whales. Essentially they are very wary and lithe and swim away form their predators or if appropriate pull themselves onto land.
No, they mostly eat fish.
  Sea lions occasionally kill and eat other seals, but their regular diet is fish.
Seals that enjoy the Southern Ocean habitat -- which surrounds the Antarctic continent -- all breed in these waters during breeding season.
A group of seals are called a "rookery",a "herd", a "harem", and a "pod"
The consumer in the food chain/web that eats the Austalian sea lion would be forced to find other food. If that consumer can't find other food then it would extinct as wel. And so on...
No fur so less friction with the water.
  seal live on the coastThe habitat of a seal varies by location. Some seals live in the  Antarctic while others are found in warmer areas and there are  seals in the eastern and western Pacific as well as the western and  northeastern Atlantic. They like land with rocks close to the ocean ...
the both give birth,they both can swim,and both eat
it has adapted to its environment by it developing flippers for swimming, thick blubber for tempatures
Antarctica is a continent and Weddell Seals are sea mammals. They  make their homes in the Southern Ocean that surrounds the  continent. The do, however, breed on Antarctica's beaches, because  there are no land predators there.
No they do not eat Penguins! yes sea lions eat penguins.
They are very kind seals and behave nicely. They are only hysterical when they fight, give birth or get taken to the aquarium.
To warn boats that they're around.
because it is Fat and it has alot of bluber
Most seals' diet consists of various types of fish, crustaceans, and other marine animals.
Seals keep warm because they have an extra layer of fat on their  bodies, much like whales. They also have fur coats to keep them  warm.
I believe so since they are the only species in Ommatophoca.
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Harp Seals have never been endangered there number is increasing more each year.
No, harp seals make their homes in the Arctic and North Atlantic  oceans.
Polar bears, Killer whales and Sharks
I'm SORRY but YES SEALS EAT PENGUINS BUT NOT ALL THE TIME only when they are hungry or if they see them Sunday May 20 2012
Because the Earth's surface is 70% covered by water the seas will always be larger than the land mass.
  they eat fish and other marine creatures as their food
  They lack gills, they give birth to live babies (not eggs).
fish and other stuff
no.sea lions are prey for polar pears and have little defense
  They slide down from their lairs about twice a day and swim after fish, saving some to return to their pups
Mainly in the Pacific
Sea lions are any of seven species in six genera of modern pinnipeds including one extinct one (the Japanese sea lion). Sea lions are characterized by the presence of external ear pinnae or flaps, long front flippers, and the ability to walk on four flippers on land. Their range extends from the...
No, Andre was played by a sea lion named Cassie, who now resides in the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas.
how do Guadalupe fur seals care for their young
yes, normally 1, they have rich milk but only enough for 1 offspring harp seal =) hope i helped
  They swim fast and attack with there claws, babies camoflauge.
seals hide from predtors to defend themselves
  The Weddell seal weighs up to 1000 pounds once they are fully grown.
Leopard seals are excellent swimmers, using both the front and hind flippers to swim. On land they move in much the same way as other seals. Their long front flippers have claws along the edge, which are used to to help pull their body weight on land, their rear flippers help push them along in a...
The Elephant seal lives in Antarctica.
the leopard in prenant for nine months after mating and has only one pup.
feamale seals are called unicorns and they love to party hard
A leopard seal has whiskers which can help sense pray in the dark. There body's are streamline so when they swim they can turn sharply. There flippers are strong and help them propel through the water. There noses are only small slits so when they swim they automatically close over to prevent water...