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Seals and Sea Lions

Meet two amazing marine mammals: sea lions and seals. These popular performers are quite intelligent and capable of logical reasoning.

They belong to the pinniped group and may have evolved from land animals, which explains those cute whiskers. Get a close-up look at these clever carnivores.

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World’s Deadliest: Leopard Seal vs. Penguin

World’s Deadliest: Leopard Seal vs. Penguin

Like underwater ballerinas, leopard seals twirl effortlessly in the sea. They are also one of Antarctica’s deadliest hunters. Watch how leopard seals hunt and kill penguins. More...

Video
National Geographic
Seals and Sea Lions: Photo Gallery

Seals and Sea Lions: Photo Gallery

See an adorable baby harp seal, 2 Steller sea lions locked in dispute, and other seals and sea lions around the world. Get interesting info on each species, too. More...

Images
National Geographic
Beat Keeping in a California Sea Lion

Beat Keeping in a California Sea Lion

Ronan keeps the beat while he boogies down. Take a look at this groundbreaking discovery and why researchers were surprised to find this rhythmic ability in a sea lion. More...

Video
PinnipedLab
Facts About Seals

Facts About Seals

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about seals is here, from anatomy and evolution to conservation and research. You'll also find plenty of videos and photos. More...

Article
BioExpedition.com
Fur Seal

Fur Seal

Unlike true seals, fur seals have external ear flaps. Get details about what fur seal eat, how social they are, how often they have pups, and the threats they face. More...

Article
National Geographic
Sea Lion

Sea Lion

Sea lions can stay underwater as long as 20 minutes and swim as fast as 18 mph. Discover how these intelligent creatures find food, form harems, communicate each other, and stay warm. More...

Article
San Diego Zoo
Seal Curling

Seal Curling

Even if you're a curling champ, you've probably never tried to send a seal skidding down the ice. Go ahead and give this fun game a try. More...

Game
National Geographic
Snack Time: Sea Lions

Snack Time: Sea Lions

Does diet affect how much a sea lion plays and hunts? Robyn and Alex head to the zoo to answer this question. See what they discovered and how you can create your own investigation. More...

Activity
DragonflyTV/PBS
The Ultimate Seal Quiz

The Ultimate Seal Quiz

What are California sea lions known for? How heavy is a large adult seal? Take this quiz to see how much you know about seals and sea lions. More...

Interactive
HowStuffWorks
True Seals

True Seals

Get to know several species of true (or earless) seals, including the huge southern elephant seal, the Pusa seal, and the crabeater seal. More...

Article
BBC
Why I Do Science: Dan Costa

Why I Do Science: Dan Costa

Learning how to scuba dive while in high school sparked Costa's interest in marine biology. Find out more about his work with elephant seals and why he loves science. More...

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