Seals have no ear flaps
Sea Lions have ear flaps
A sea lion can fold his back and front flippers so they can walk on land, unlike that of a seal.
My Sister's Adopted Seal from Toledo Zoo.
My Sister interacting with the SeaLions at SeaWorld.
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Sea Lion | Walrus Kiss
|A seal uses it's front and back flippers to swim through the water. The sea lion (shown to the lower left), besides using it's flippers for swimming, uses it's flippers and tail to walk on land. The seal will drag, scoot, or roll when moving on land.
The flipper on the left is from a seal, notice the nails. The flipper on the right is from a sea lion, no nails.
On the back flipper of a Sea Lion, you can see 3 nails.
Both the seal and the sea lion can be very loud when asking or fighting for food. The seal's diet consists mainly of fish.
Sea Lions can be found on the rocky west coast lines of North America, British Columbia to northern Mexico Harbor Seals live along the shores of both the North Atlantick and North Pacific coast.
When they're not sleeping, the seals can be fun to watch as they swim around. Pups (baby seals) enjoy playing!
There are 33 living species of seals [the Pinniped family] ... they are divided up into 3 sub-species... [True Seals - the Phocidae family] and [Eared Seals - the Otariidae family] and the other member of this family is the walrus [the Odobenidae family].
Click to see photos of Harbor seal, Fur seal, Grey seal and Sea Lion.
MPG Movie... Seal Swimming