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Mammalthon 2: Steller Sea Lion (Eumetopias jubatus)

Posted on May 3, 2008 by in Carnivores, Mammalthons, Marine Mammals | 3 comments

Eumetopias jubatus

Kate, the mother of my dear friend Sarah (who should be graduating with her MFA any day now—congratulations, Sarah!), requested a Steller sea lion. The largest of all sea lions, Steller sea lions live along the northern Pacific rim. They’re carnivorous, and according to National Geographic’s website, they have been known to eat smaller seals. I also learned from that page that in the water, a group of them would be called a raft of sea lions; on land, they’re a colony.

Go here to hear a Steller sea lion!

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  1. ¿Cómo the heck does one pronounce Eumetopias Jubatus?

  2. No se. But I do want to learn Latin.

  3. Wonderful. I particularly like the haughty indifference suggested by the lion’s posture. The perfect ruse for an unsuspecting passerby seal…

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