|Steller's sea lions. No, he isn't hoping to eat us; it just looks as if his mouth were open. It's the shadow under his chin, and just a hint of teeth showing.|
These are the largest of the sea lions. The males can weigh over 2000 pounds, although the average for a mature male is about 1200 lb. Females are about half that.
Our little harbour seal is a "true" seal; it has no external ears. The sea lions are "eared seals", or otarids.
|They've looked us over, and they're going on their way. We're boring.|
|Zooming in to see the cute little ears.|
(7th in a series of 9 Mitlenatch Island posts. #1, #2, #3, #4. #5. #6, #7, #8)