Dolphin Encounters

In a study done with four Steller sea lions Eumetopias jubatus , three of the four sea lions underwent a day trial which consisted of unrestricted food intake, acute nutritional stress, and chronic nutritional stress. Females and their pups hauled-out during austral winter months of June to September. Most pups are born in June or July and weigh 13 to 20 pounds 6 to 9 kg. Geranium Pelargonium.

California Sea Lion - Fresno Chaffee Zoo

This goes for all the marine mammals like whales, dolphins, seals etc. Effect of haematophagous parasites on haematological parameters". If the seal is shivering, should we cover it with a blanket? Strategies used to monopolize females include the resource-defense polygyny, or occupying important female resources. Other techniques include potentially limiting access of other males to females. We can only assess what is presented to us at the time. Warmer ocean waters are affecting the food supply, and the sea lion mothers are moving farther north—perhaps unable to take their pups with them.

The flippers are waved when the animal is hot. Sloth bear M. Entanglement — when an animal has a body part that becomes wrapped with a piece of debris that cannot be removed, often causing injury, illness or even death.

After weaning, pups may stay with their mother at sea for up to one year. Weight to pounds. Instead, the bulls fight for any available female. Traditional classification of the family into the subfamilies Arctocephalinae fur seals and Otariinae sea lions is not supported, with the fur seal Callorhinus ursinus having a basal relationship relative to the rest of the family.

How can I help sea lions? Placing blankets or towels on a seal can actually be very detrimental. They spend most of their time in the water but come ashore to sleep, rest, breed and in some cases, molt. Animals use shivering as a means to warm the body. Nonetheless, all fur seals have certain features in common: Bassaricyon Olingos Eastern lowland olingo B. Use your super powers and join monthly today!

Since most pups are unable to reach the age of reproduction, the population is not growing fast enough to keep the species out of endangerment. California sea lions are opportunistic eaters, feeding on squid, octopus, herring, rockfish, mackerel, and small sharks.

However, it is common to find groups of harbor and gray seals hauled out together seasonally. Thick blubber beneath the skin smoothes the shape to the classic no-drag torpedo, provides buoyancy and insulates against cold.

During the breeding season, bulls bark loudly and continuously to establish or defend their territories. Molina's hog-nosed skunk C. Eastern falanouc E. Males patrol territories and bark almost continuously during the breeding season.

This is a normal process. The bulls are several times larger that the adult females, called cows. How can they drink saltwater?