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Human Influences Endangering Galapagos Sea Lions
2013-07-01 09:35:06

Like all biological functions, the immune system places demands on an organism and a new study in the journal PLoS ONE has found the highly active immune systems of some endangered Galapagos sea lions are stressing the animals to the point of starvation.


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Galápagos Fur Seal, Arctocephalus galapagoensis
2012-10-30 11:24:10

The Galápagos fur seal (Arctocephalus galapagoensis) is native to the Galápagos Islands. It is thought that there is one colony in northern Peru. This species prefers a habitat on the western ends of the islands with rocky shores. It is the smallest member of its family, with males reaching an average body length of nearly five feet and females reaching a body length nearly four feet. Males weigh an average of 140 pounds, while females weigh less at only 62 pounds. Its fur is brownish grey...

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2007-02-13 15:40:43

The Australian Sea Lion (Neophoca cinerea) is a species of sea lion that breeds only on the south coast of Australia. Today there are about 12,000 Australian Sea Lions following the introduction of the Australian National Parks and Wildlife Act of 1972. The Australian Sea Lion inhabits the ocean around Australia, and nowhere else. They only eat at sea. They hunt fish, squid, and other sea creatures. They have front-flippers that allow them to propel quickly through water and be more agile...

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2007-02-13 15:34:25

The California Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus) is a coastal sea lion of the northern Pacific Ocean. Males grow to 600 lb (300 kg) and 8 ft (2.4 m) long. The females are significantly smaller they are about 200 lb (100 kg) and 6.5 ft (2 m) long. The California Sea Lion has a streamlined body that contains a layer of blubber under the skin to provide warmth and buoyancy. Their large eyes help them adjust to low levels of light in underwater environments, while their whiskers augment their...

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