Sea lions are sea mammals characterized by external ear flaps, long foreflippers, the ability to walk on all fours, and short, thick hair. Together with the fur seals they comprise the family Otariidae, eared seals, which contains six extant and one extinct species (the Japanese sea lion) in five genera. Their range extends from the subarctic to tropical waters of the global ocean in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, with the notable exception of the northern Atlantic Ocean. They have an average life span of 20--30 years. A male California sea lion weighs on an average about 300 kg (660 lb) and is about 8 ft (2.4 m) long, while the female sea lion weighs 100 kg (220 lb) and is 6 ft (1.8 m) long. The largest sea lion is the Steller's sea lion which can weigh 1,000 kg (2,200 lb) and grow to a length of 10 ft (3.0 m). Sea lions consume large quantities of food at a time and are known to eat about 5--8% of their body weight (about 15--35 lb (6.8--16 kg)) at a single feeding. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_lion Together with the fur seals, they constitute the Otariidae family, collectively known as eared seals. Until recently, sea lions were grouped under a single subfamily called Otariinae, whereas fur seals were grouped in the subfamily Arcocephalinae. This division was based on the most prominent common feature shared by the fur seals and absent in the sea lions, namely the dense underfur characteristic of the latter. Recent genetic evidence, however, strongly suggests Callorhinus, the genus of the northern fur seal, is more closely related to some sea lion species than to the other fur seal genus, Arctocephalus. Therefore, the fur seal/sea lion subfamily distinction has been eliminated from many taxonomies. Sea lions are related to the walrus and the seal. Nonetheless, all fur seals have certain features in common: the fur, generally smaller sizes, farther and longer foraging trips, smaller and more abundant prey items and greater sexual dimorphism. All sea lions have certain features in common, in particular their coarse, short fur, greater bulk and larger prey than fur seals. For these reasons, the distinction remains useful. Some species of sea lion are readily trainable and are often a popular attraction at zoos and aquariums. The archetypal circus "seal" performing behaviors such as throwing and catching balls on its nose and clapping is almost always a sea lion. The U.S. Navy's Marine Mammal Program, based in San Diego, has trained sea lions to detain scuba divers. Sea lion attacks on humans are rare. In a highly unusual attack in 2007 in Western Australia, a sea lion leapt from the water and seriously mauled a 13-year-old girl surfing behind a speedboat. The sea lion appeared to be preparing for a second attack when the girl was rescued. An Australian marine biologist opined the sea lion may have viewed the girl "like a rag doll toy" to be played with. In San Francisco, where an increasingly large population of California sea lion crowds dock along San Francisco Bay, there have been incidents in recent years of swimmers being bitten on the legs by large, aggressive males, possibly as territorial acts. The Moche people of ancient Peru worshipped the sea and its animals. They often depicted sea lions in their art.
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A number of dead sea lions have washed up on a shore in Chile. They are thought to have starved to death due to lack of plankton. Report by Louise Hulland.
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You can help scientists identify photos of marked Steller sea lions in the Aleutian Islands - go to https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/sweenkl/steller-watch. NOAA Scientists are tracking this endangered population western Aleutian Islands, Alaska.
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As the females come into season, the young bull sea lions decide to try their luck on the beach, but the older bulls are having none of it. Narrated by Sir David Attenborough. Subscribe to BBC Earth: http://bit.ly/BBCEarthSubBBC Earth YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/BBCEarth BBC Earth Facebook http://www.facebook.com/bbcearth (ex-UK only) BBC Earth Twitter http://www.twitter.com/bbcearth Visit http://www.bbcearth.com for all the latest animal news and wildlife videos This is a channel from BBC Studios who help fund new BBC programmes.
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Being a fisherman off the B.C. coast can be difficult, especially with some unwanted friends stealing your catch. The videographer wanted to make it clear that no sea lions were harmed or injured. Become a weather junkie -- SUBSCRIBE NOW Follow us on Twitter ► https://twitter.com/weathernetwork Like us on Facebook ►https://facebook.com/theweathernetworkCAN/ Follow us on Instagram ► https://instagram.com/weathernetwork/ Weather Network approved! Watch more amazing videos right here►► http://www.theweathernetwork.com/videos/gallery MORE WEATHER VIDEOS: Reporters blown off-camera during live blizzard update https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saZnpFBVW_U NEW 'top secret ice coating' creepy way to tell what car was parked https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcOU8cQ7GuY Keep mosquitoes away with this 1 weird trick! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Tu-l-4Yf4E Star Wars snowblower (because The Force didn't work) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSuDizt3wck For over 25 years The Weather Network has been an English language weather news and information specialty channel that is owned by Pelmorex Media. At The Weather Network there is a common saying that Mother Nature doesn't take a break and neither do we. We are committed to delivering weather information to our consumers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, across all platforms TV, web, desktop and mobile. Summer, fall, winter and spring.
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ID: 1594235 MANDATORY CREDIT: Joost van Uffelen This stunning sequence of images an intrepid diver swarmed by a huge pack of sea lions. Taken by Dutch photographer Joost van Uffelen, 34, the photos show his girlfriend playing with a group of Steller sea lions off the coast of Hornby Island in Canada’s Salish Sea. The couple said the bold and curious creatures ‘used them as chew toys’ but they were not afraid during the experience. Joost said: "Sea lions are probably the most interactive animals to spend time in the water with, but nothing could really prepare us for the Steller sea lions in this location. **Please contact [email protected] for media / licensing / broadcast usage** SUBMIT A VIDEO: https://www.catersnews.com/submit-content/ Connect with Caters: Twitter: https://twitter.com/Caters_News Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CatersTV Website: https://www.catersnews.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/caters_news/ Company Information: Caters Clips is owned and operated by Caters News Agency Ltd, an international multimedia content provider. We supply news, picture, video and feature stories to the world’s largest media publishers. All videos aired on this channel have been licensed from their rightful owners.
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Create an atmosphere of vacation in your Wellness Center thanks to the sound of Waves, the Sea Lions and the Gulls. Your clients will feel deeply relaxed will enjoy something new! ----- Click here for more Nature Sounds: https://goo.gl/cbj9fs Subscribe for more background entertainment: https://goo.gl/RwnXj6 Follow wocomo on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wocomo/ This original sound recording has been taken from the audio-cd series "Echoes of Nature". Digitally Recorded High Quality Nature Sounds
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If you thought sharks were the undisputed kings of the ocean, you were wrong. These crazy photographs and video show a group of sea lions munching on a shark. Slater Moore, a photographer who specializes in marine wildlife photography, snapped these unbelievable images of five California sea lions attacking and eating a small thresher shark just off the coast of Newport Beach, California during a whale-watching tour. "It was absolutely insane," Moore, a member of the boat's crew, told The Huffington Post. "Predator becoming prey, nature's finest!" As weird as this behavior might seem, it’s not as scientifically surprising as you may think. California sea lions are opportunistic eaters, meaning they chow down on pretty much anything they can get their flippers on. That includes octopus, herring, rockfish, mackerel, and, of course, small sharks. Speaking to Hakai Magazine, Chris Lowe, a shark researcher in California, says he sees that sort of thing all the time. “It’s pretty common here in California. California sea lions will kill five-foot-long (1.5 meter) leopard sharks,” he said. “Over the course of one summer I watched one bull sea lion basically knock an entire aggregation of leopard sharks down to nothing.” Video: Slater Moore Photography Source: IFL
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California sea lions (Zalophus californianus) resting and "going with the flow" off of the British Columbia coast. I saw this male and two females at Porteau Cove Provincial Park. The male floated around semi-conscious while the females mostly drifted and followed along. The one female kept her flippers out of the water as much as she could. They do this to warm their bodies. While not as large as the Steller sea lion, California sea lions are still huge animals. Males average around 2.3m (7.5 feet) long and weigh between 315-450 kg (700-1000 lbs). Females are about 1.8m (5.9 ft) long and weigh up to 100 kg (220 lb). You can see the prominent sagittal crest on the male's forehead. Males are highly polygynous and hold territories on land and in shallow waters near the shore. #PacificNorthwest #marinelife #BritishColumbia
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Molly reports on cryogenics, sea lions, and alternative energy. For more news and additional information including images and videos visit... http://rocketboom.com/go-solar-go-sea-lions For up to the minute updates, follow us on Twitter! http://twitter.com/rocketboom http://twitter.com/mememolly For behind the scenes pics and more, follow us on Facebook! http://facebook.com/rocketboom Join us at rocketboom.com for an ad free experience. **Update May 20, 2014: This video will be removed from YouTube in the near future. Would you like to host a copy on your channel? Soon, Rocketboom will be starting anew and all archives from 2004 through 2013 will be deleted. If this is an episode you would like to see remain free and openly available to the public, we'll consider sending you a free copy to host on your YouTube channel with a simple agreement. Please contact us at [email protected] for more information.
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'Subscribe to StoryTrender: http://bit.ly/StoryTrenderSubscribe Watch more: http://bit.ly/StoryTrenderPicks Submit your video here: http://bit.ly/StoryTrender ----------------------------------------------- Subscribe here: http://bit.ly/1m6su5O FAKE coyotes are being used to keep pesky sea lions at bay after they were responsible for sinking a boat while sunbathing. The animals are also annoying locals in Los Angeles with their “rowdy parties” when they start territorial fights. To combat the problem authorities in Newport Harbor ordered eight decoy coyotes to stop the sea lions from causing any more hassle. Incredible images of the coyotes - which are all named after Looney Tunes characters - shows them sitting in the harbour acting as a deterrent. **Please contact [email protected] to licence this content** Company Information: Caters Clips is owned and operated by Caters News Agency Ltd, an international multimedia content provider. We supply news, picture, video and feature stories to the world’s largest media publishers. All videos aired on this channel have been licensed from their rightful owners. For media / licensing / broadcast usages, please contact video(at)catersnews.com www.catersnews.com Connect with Caters: Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Caters_News Like our Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CatersTV Visit our website: https://www.catersnews.com
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Our world is home to the most beautiful creatures such as sea lions. Take a virtual trip to the Oregon Coast and enjoy the stunning scenery and ocean waves sounds while watching our new 4K 60fps wildlife video from https://www.beautifulwashington.com and https://www.proartinc.net Download this video in 4k quality for your private collection and watch on any 4K device whenever you want - https://proartinc.net/shop/4k-wildlife-relax/sea-lions-4k/ The Oregon Coast offers various recreational options such as surfing, hiking, camping, fishing, etc. But the highlight is wildlife watching. You will see plenty of sea lions lying on the huge rocks and various birds flying over them. It feels like sea lions are talking about something without paying attention to the massive ocean waves. The video was shot in a premium 4K Ultra HD 60fps quality that will allow you to see a sea lion in every little detail. It’ll be an incredible experience! Enjoy the views of the ocean. The waves are crashing against the rocks. You will also discover different species of birds. While watching the video you can refresh your mind, calm down, concentrate and relax! Listen to soothing sound of waves and take in the majestic scenery! This 4K UHD video looks incredibly life like on any Oled TV, Samsung 4K HDR TV, Sony 4K TV, LG 4K TV, etc. Use this 4K video as beautiful video walls for any waiting room lobby, relax room, spa center, hair salon, nail salon, airport, public transport, restaurant, shopping center, souvenir shop, gym, hotel, lounge, office, hospital, drugstore, dental clinic, vet clinic, picture gallery, home, car wash, library, supermarket and other public places. Install Our Android App: https://goo.gl/BFMznj Install Our IOS App: https://goo.gl/7QAg3W Install Our Amazon Fire TV App: https://goo.gl/9TGEkm Visit my Travel Blog: http://goo.gl/AluKHt Instagram: https://instagram.com/roman.nature.filmmaker/ For licensing questions: http://goo.gl/i0VUj6 Please SUBSCRIBE http://goo.gl/PZTVzf to my RELAXATION CHANNEL so you do not miss anything.
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Sea Lions! Learn About Sea Lions and Enjoy Colorful Pictures - Look and Learn! http://goo.gl/FZ4yr Sea lions just wanna have fun and being lazy. This is a great example of California's unique coastal animal life.
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Researchers suspect a toxic algae is poisoning sea lions and damaging their spatial memory. See more at http://www.newsy.com/ Follow Katie Link: http://www.twitter.com/katie_link Sources: Getty Images http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/group-of-sea-lions-play-on-a-dock-at-pier-39-december-12-news-photo/78418450 Getty Images http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/stranded-and-malnourished-juvenile-sea-lion-pup-sits-on-the-news-photo/165770610 NBC http://www.nbcnews.com/video/nightly-news/51383416#51383416 Pixar http://www.pixar.com/features_films/FINDING-NEMO#Film-Trailers/node/3932 The Marine Mammal Center https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_MAe9Sr4wE Getty Images http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/is-shown-scrawled-near-a-dead-sea-lion-pup-after-it-was-news-photo/165770606 Newsweek http://www.newsweek.com/toxic-algae-cause-brain-damage-memory-loss-sea-lions-405381 Getty Images http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/sea-lion-poisoned-by-toxic-domoic-acid-the-result-of-an-news-photo/74034272 Vice https://news.vice.com/video/californias-sea-lion-die-off Getty Images http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/animal-care-volunteers-sarah-mueller-and-erica-kremer-are-news-photo/74034206 Getty Images http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/sick-and-malnourished-california-sea-lion-pup-sits-in-an-news-photo/464321186 Image via: Getty Images / Justin Sullivan http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/tourist-watches-sea-lions-as-they-sunbathe-on-a-dock-at-news-photo/56627025
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Peter Hamilton uses photography and video to capture images of Seals and Sea Lions living along our coast. Characteristics, such as lifespans, ears, flippers, weights and sizes are displayed. He also asks the question, " Are they living idyllic lives or exploited? Nature's Moments is an Ocean Friends/Lifeforce Community Access series in cooperation with ShawTV North Island. Connect with Us! Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShawTV_NVIPR Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shawtvnviandpr Website: https://www.shaw.ca/ShawTV/Comox
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Close up of various shark species and sea lions. Images captured around the Galapagos Islands, by Bruce Andrew Peters / GreatWriteUp.com
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Husband and wife, Chris and Danika Garlotta, quit their jobs in 2013 to go and travel the world. Since then, they've figured out how to continue visiting new destinations across the globe and still earn a living. One of their recent trips was to the Galápagos islands. They took a Quasar Expeditions cruise to the islands where they were able to explore the islands on land and underwater. They saw numerous species unique to Galápagos, but perhaps the cutest were the sea lions. Here's some amazing footage of their trip. Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/sai FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/techinsider TWITTER: https://twitter.com/techinsider INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/businessinsider/ TUMBLR: http://businessinsider.tumblr.com/
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Researchers on a marine bird survey near Alaska’s Katmai National Park and Preserve encountered a large raft of sea lions in March. Become a weather junkie -- SUBSCRIBE NOW Follow us on Twitter ► https://twitter.com/weathernetwork Like us on Facebook ►https://facebook.com/theweathernetworkCAN/ Follow us on Instagram ► https://instagram.com/weathernetwork/ Weather Network approved! Watch more amazing videos right here►► http://www.theweathernetwork.com/videos/gallery MORE WEATHER VIDEOS: Reporters blown off-camera during live blizzard update https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saZnpFBVW_U NEW 'top secret ice coating' creepy way to tell what car was parked https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcOU8cQ7GuY Keep mosquitoes away with this 1 weird trick! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Tu-l-4Yf4E Star Wars snowblower (because The Force didn't work) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSuDizt3wck For over 25 years The Weather Network has been an English language weather news and information specialty channel that is owned by Pelmorex Media. At The Weather Network there is a common saying that Mother Nature doesn't take a break and neither do we. We are committed to delivering weather information to our consumers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, across all platforms TV, web, desktop and mobile. Summer, fall, winter and spring.
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Preview of Sheerin09's blog at TravelPod. Read the full blog here: http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog-entries/sheerin09/1/1246665882/tpod.html This blog preview was made by TravelPod using the TripAdvisor™ TripWow slideshow creator. Learn more about these videos: http://www.travelpod.com/help/faq#youtube
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Keri Hilson Celebrates Her Birthday Weekend Twerk Dancing With Her Friends and swimming with sea lions Subscribe To Snapgram TV https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCH3X35bYcT5opTh9TsUKX4A?sub_confirmation=1 SnapGram TV is a Channel devoted to covering everything in entertainment and social media, anything remotely related to this viral media is covered on our channel. Go Ahead Search Our database. If it went viral WE HAVE IT!! Check out everything you missed. If you want your video displayed on our channel or promotion rates please let us know by contacting us at [email protected]
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Two of the more common marine mammals on the west coast of North America are sea lions and seals. The two belong to the superfamily Pinnipedia, which means fin-footed, and each has developed slightly different adaptations to their aquatic lifestyle. Commonly mistaken for one another, it is easy to distinguish between the two once you know what to look for. In this video we highlight a few of the easily recognizable differences to help you tell them apart in the wild. So sit back and enjoy this educational view of two of our favorite coastal neighbors.
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California sea lion trainer, Kristen Waddell joins us to explain some of the purposes of California sea lion vocalizations that includes barking, grunting and growls. Tail Us On Social Media Facebook: http://bit.ly/MysticAquariumFB Twitter: http://bit.ly/MysticAquariumTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/MysticAquariumIG Pinterest: http://bit.ly/MysticAquariumPinterest Visit Our Website http://bit.ly/MysticAquarium
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10,000 baby sea lions dead on one California island — Experts: “It’s getting crazy… This is a crisis… Never seen anything like it… Very difficult to see so much death” — TV: “Numbers skyrocketing at alarming rates” — “Woman is burying the rotting mammals” after digging graves at beach. http://enenews.com/experts-10000-baby-sea-lions-dead-one-california-island-getting-crazy-very-difficult-death-crisis-tv-numbers-skyrocketing-alarming-rates-woman-digging-graves-beach-bury-dead-bodies-videos
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Despite their big eyes, sea lions often use a different body part to find food. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta Watch new episodes of wild_life with Bertie Gregory on Wednesdays at http://natgeowild.com/wild/wildlife. In Nat Geo WILD’s first digital series, wildlife filmmaker Bertie Gregory journeys to the Pacific Northwest in search of the elusive coastal wolves that inhabit one of the last places on the planet where a wild forest meets a wild ocean. What Do These Adorable Sea Lions Use Their Whiskers For? | National Geographic https://youtu.be/DTA4KD5gagQ National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
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This clip is a collection of still images I've made recently in Monterey and Camel, California. Included are images of the Breakwater Cove and Marina, marine mammals, my dogs, sea birds, humpback whales, sea lions, and little tiny three day old baby chicks!
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In this exciting excerpt from the third season of Jonathan Bird's Blue World, Jonathan plays with sea lions in the Galapagos Islands. One big Bull investigates his camera and makes weird grunting sounds! To see the whole episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=po1fcs4y6pc ********************************************************************** If you like Jonathan Bird's Blue World, join us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/BlueWorldTV Or Twitter! https://twitter.com/BlueWorld_TV On the Web: http://www.blueworldTV.com **********************************************************************
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Here is a vid I made with my new Canon S5. Shows the quality :) Adorable sea lions :) Sorry I could not upload the full-res version, it was 260 megs and my Internet Connection is not too good. Here is the full res version though: http://adz.myvnc.com/pic/displayimage.php?album=570&pos=8 http://adz.myvnc.com/pic/thumbnails.php?album=570 is photos (stills) of the sea lions. Post a comment there if you like them :)
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Off the coast of Argentina, seasoned killer whales hunt sea lion pups. See all National Geographic videos: http://video.nationalgeographic.com/?source=4001 ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe #NationalGeographic #KillerWhales #SeaLions About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta Killer Whale vs. Sea Lions | National Geographic https://youtu.be/DWsN63PRCW8 National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
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Filmed on a remote island in the Arctic, shrouded in fog, we are treated to stunning footage of a Polar Bear in pursuit of a Walrus. Faced with an imposing wall of blubber and hide, it appears that the world's largest land carnivore may have met his match. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/BBCEarthSub WATCH MORE: New on Earth: https://bit.ly/2M3La96 Oceanscapes: https://bit.ly/2Hmd2kZ Wild Thailand: https://bit.ly/2kR7lmh Welcome to BBC EARTH! The world is an amazing place full of stories, beauty and natural wonder. Here you'll find 50 years worth of astounding, entertaining, thought-provoking and educational natural history content. Dramatic, rare, and exclusive, nature doesn't get more exciting than this. Want to share your views with the team? Join our fan panel: http://tinyurl.com/YouTube-BBCEarth-FanPanel This is a page from BBC Studios who help fund new BBC programmes. Service information and feedback: http://bbcworldwide.com/vod-feedback--contact-details.aspx
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Sea lions barking and making lots of noise under the pier in Santa Cruz, California. Photos: Canon EOS-10D. Audio: Zoom H4N. Sea Lions At Santa Cruz Wharf - Sound Effect: http://www.pond5.com/sound-effect/34893610/sea-lions-santa-cruz-wharf-sound-effect.html?ref=custom_made_recordings
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'Subscribe to StoryTrender: http://bit.ly/StoryTrenderSubscribe Watch more: http://bit.ly/StoryTrenderPicks Submit your video here: http://bit.ly/StoryTrender ----------------------------------------------- Subscribe here: http://bit.ly/1m6su5O Breathtaking footage has emerged showing hundreds of sea lions - who have occupied vast stretches of a dock - jumping into the river in Rainier, Oregon. Bill Cowley, 48, who captured the video said he was astounded at the sight of so many sea lions on one dock and could feel the dock lifting up after they jumped. As Bill strolled further onto the dock, the sea lions started jumping into the river. **Please contact [email protected] to licence this content** Company Information: Caters Clips is owned and operated by Caters News Agency Ltd, an international multimedia content provider. We supply news, picture, video and feature stories to the world’s largest media publishers. All videos aired on this channel have been licensed from their rightful owners. For media / licensing / broadcast usages, please contact video(at)catersnews.com www.catersnews.com Connect with Caters: Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Caters_News Like our Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CatersTV Visit our website: https://www.catersnews.com
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In this episode of Blue World Academy, Jonathan Bird explains the differences between seals and sea lions and how to tell them apart. ********************************************************************** If you like Jonathan Bird's Blue World, don't forget to subscribe! You can buy some Blue World T-shirts & Swag! http://www.blueworldtv.com/shop You can join us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/BlueWorldTV Twitter https://twitter.com/BlueWorld_TV Instagram @blueworldtv Web: http://www.blueworldTV.com ********************************************************************** All seals are contained within the taxonomic superfamily called pinnipeds, which translated from the Latin roots, means “fin-footed.” Within this superfamily of fin-footed marine mammals, there are three families. The first, Odobenidae, contains only one species: the Walrus. Not hard to recognize. The next family is called Otariidae, and it contains the animals we call eared seals. Sea Lions and Fur seals are so-called “eared” seals because they have an external ear flap. I’ll come back to that. The last family is called Phocidae, and these are the so-called true seals, or earless seals. I hate both of those common names because all seals are truly seals, so the term true seals is meaningless. And Earless? Well, Phocids lack an external ear flap, but they most definitely do have ears, so that’s a bad name too. It’s probably better to just call them Phocids. Although they look like underwater puppydogs, seals and sea lions are actually most closely related to bears, badgers and raccoons! Which explains why they are so darn cute. Anyway, the Otarii seals are easy to recognize. They have external ear flaps, their rear flippers can be rotated forward, and their front flippers are really strong, so they can stand up up and walk on all four flippers on land. They can even run, sort of! When they swim, they generally provide propulsion with the front flippers, like swimming the breast stroke. And they use the rear flippers to steer. And they definitely swim better than they run. The Phocids have no external ear flaps, they cannot rotate their rear flippers forward and they can’t lift their body and walk on their fins. So on land, the best they can do is an awkward inchworm thing. In the water, they use their rear flippers for propulsion, swishing them back and forth, and the front flippers are for steering. And goofing with divers of course.
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