Roy's Postcards: 1981/08/15

Inscription:

Roy, Frances (8 mos pregnant), Leonard visited Museum. Saw marine biology exhibit. Also saw "the living Egg".

Postcard back:

STELLER or NORTHERN SEA LION
Eumetopias jubata
Scene: Ano Nuevo Island (near Santa Cruz), California.
Range: Pacific Coast, Santa Cruz to Bering Sea.
Habitat: Rocky Island shores.
Food: Fish, usually kinds not eaten by man.
General Information: Largest sea lion on Pacific Coast. Bulls weigh 1500 pounds or more, and many collect harems of 10 to 20 cows. A cow bears one pup in spring. Species formerly valued by Alaskan natives for hides (used for kayaks), flesh (for food), and oil (for fuel).

Leonard's comments:

Sea lions: no threat to us, since they don't eat the same fish.

See also: lacmnh susanna



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