Thank you for sharing your photos.
July 22, 2007
That thing is a seal, NOT a sea lion. Seals have very undeveloped flippers, and can't move on land except with great difficulty. They have to kind of roll their body forward by shifting their tremendous body weight.
A sea lion, however, has fins that it uses to propel itself forward both in the water AND on land.
November 7, 2006
July 31, 2005