Introduction to Sea Lions
Sea Lions are very interesting animals that can end up being extremely large. The males are much bigger than the females which helps them to gain the ability to mate with them because the females will look for the largest males out there to be with.
Sea Lions are found in bodies of water all over the world, but not in the Northern Atlantic Ocean. Many
researchers find this to be a very interesting fact. Yet they can’t pinpoint reasons why this is the case. The
temperatures are compatible with where some Sea Lions live. There is also plenty of the food that they consume
They often are found in extremely large colonies. For their protection they will stay very close together both on land and in the water. The big colonies though also have many sub groups found within them. It is common for Sea Lions to move from one sub group to another during various stages of their lives.
For example the males are more likely to be loners. When the larger colonies form again those females with offspring are more likely to stay together. Once the pups are about a year old they tend to form small sub groups as well.
Sea Lions are considered to be highly intelligent animals. They have been used to teach tricks to for entertainment. They have also been trained to help the United States Navy with their in water needs. For the most part they are considered to be very timid but there have been some reports of aggressive attacks on humans. The males are extremely aggressive when it comes to earning the right to mate with females.
The future is unsure for many species of Sea Lions. Years of them being destroyed by humans has really taken a toll on them. Environmental concerns continue to cause problems for them in their natural habitats as well. The fact that humans are also taking control over the waters where they once lived in peace is a huge concern. Even with conservation efforts in place there is still a great deal of work to be done if these animals are going to survive.