Diving Steller Sea Lions

Equipment Info
Canon EOS 5D
200mm / f/9 / 1/250 sec. / ISO 800
State/Province/Region
Alaska
Nearest Area
Kenai Fjords NP
Town
Seward
Description

Young Stellar Sea Lions (Eumetopias jubatus) dive from their rocky perch on Cherval Island. Steller sea lions usually congregate on isolated islands because they are the ideal terrestrial habitat. These isolated islands are preferred by Stellar sea lions because they can avoid predation from terrestrial predators, easily thermoregulate (by means of cooling winds), and access offshore prey more easily. Some haul-out sites, known as rookeries, are commonly used for reproduction while other haul-out sites are used for other purposes like molting

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Date Added
June 16, 2020
Date Taken
August 7, 2015