California Sea Lion Identification Tips

ID: Adult males have pronounced sagittal crest, or bump on forehead; no gap between molars in upper jaw
Size: Average male is 7.5 feet and between 700-1,000 pounds, females are 6 feet and 240 pounds
Color: Adult males dark brown to black; Adult females and juveniles are golden brown to blonde
Snout: long and narrow
Ears: Visible external ear flaps
Flippers: Long and mostly hairless, broad foreflippers
Claws: 3-5 on hind flippers
Genitals: External testes, 1-2 pair of teats

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