Cuties of the Pacific

Cuties of the Pacific

Meet pretty and sweet sea lions inhabiting the Sea of Okhotsk and northern waters of the Pacific ocean. One of the largest colonies of the animals is located next to Moneron Island. This is where we’ll go today.

Cuties of the Pacific

Seals are calm when there are no people around.

Cuties of the Pacific

As soon as people appear nearby, the animals start moving.

Cuties of the Pacific

Cuties of the Pacific

They make a lot of noise with their voices reminding of numerous engine signals.

Cuties of the Pacific

Cuties of the Pacific

They are polygamic and are free to change their partners any time.

Cuties of the Pacific

Cuties of the Pacific

Females are small while males look much bigger.

Cuties of the Pacific

Cuties of the Pacific

Cuties of the Pacific

Many of them have scars that were left by the fishing nets.

Cuties of the Pacific

Cuties of the Pacific

Cuties of the Pacific

A female gets one cub and can feed it during a year.

Cuties of the Pacific

Cuties of the Pacific

Cuties of the Pacific

Cuties of the Pacific

Cuties of the Pacific

Cuties of the Pacific

Cuties of the Pacific

Cuties of the Pacific

Cuties of the Pacific

Cuties of the Pacific

Cuties of the Pacific

Cuties of the Pacific

Cuties of the Pacific

Cuties of the Pacific

Cuties of the Pacific

Cuties of the Pacific

Cuties of the Pacific

Cuties of the Pacific

A topless female animal?

Cuties of the Pacific

Cuties of the Pacific

Cuties of the Pacific

They do not become extinct yet but there is such a possibility in the nearest future. That is why the animals are included into the endangered-species list.

Location: Moneron

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