How is the water pollution affecting the sea lions?
Water pollution affects sea lions in various ways. Pollution can contaminate the water they swim in and drink. Some contaminants from pollution are stored in the fish and other prey that sea lions eat, which then affects their own health. Sometimes the sea lions are injured after trying to eat trash thrown into the water. ...
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What are the characteristics of the sea lion?
Sea Lions have outer ears, while seals don't Sea Lions can prop themselves up on their front flippers, while seals can't. So the thing at Sea World doing the tricks, that's a Sea Lion. Probably a California Sea Lion. Sea Lions swim with the front flippers and steer with the back. Opposite for Seals. ...
Are sea lions dangerous?
Seals and sea lions are unpredictable and can become aggressive quickly. They have sharp teeth and may bite, particularly if cornered or harassed. Sea lions are usually playful, however they can be territorial and dangerous especially during the mating seasons. Accidents among divers are reported much more frequently than with sharks. Advice: get out of water if sea lions show territorial behavior (barking), don’t swim with large males, don’t approach sea lions during the mating season. yes ...