November 28, 2012

Similar to the terrestrial lions that live in sub-Saharan east and southern African, these sea lions roar. Never timid about speaking what’s on their minds, sea lions are known to make all sorts of noises — barking, honking, roaring, and bleating.  A baby sea lion, called a pup, can actually detect its mother from a group of hundreds gathered on rocky shores by the unique sounds she makes and her scent.

Did you know: During the breeding season, male sea lions (bulls) bark loudly and continuously to establish or defend their territory.

Photo: ©Walter Perez

This photo was taken on a Lindblad Expedition on Espanola Island, Gardener beach, Galapagos. 

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