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Seals, Sea Lions & Walrus

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SEA LIONS have external ears, long front flippers, and can walk on all fours on land. SEALS, on the other hand, have short, clawed flippers and are very clumsy out of the water. Sea lions tend to stay close to the shore whereas seals can be found far out to sea.

The largest seal is the Elephant Seal, who tips the scales at 6,600 lbs. WALRUS weigh in at two tons, with tusks growing over 3ft long. Fur Seal and Beluga Whale. Hoover, the talking seal. Hoover (1971? – July 25, 1985) was a harbour seal who was able to imitate basic human speech.[2] He was an orphan when he was found by George and Alice Swallow in Maine in 1971. George and Alice decided to take him home. At first the baby seal didn't want to eat, but soon he ate at the pace of a Hoover (hence his name).

Thanks to this, he became famous, and appeared in publications like Reader's Digest and The New Yorker and television programs like Good Morning America.[4] California Harbor seal in a kelp forest at Cortes bank, CA (Kyle McBurnie) Mitik, The Orphaned Baby Walrus. Earlier this year, fisherman off the coast of Alaska rescued an orphaned baby walrus. Named ‘Mitik’ by the 14 year old daughter of one of the rescuers, the adorable five week old baby walrus was then sent to the New York Aquarium via Anchorage. After surviving a bladder infection and Hurricane Sandy, Mitik is now doing well in his new home in Coney Island, Brooklyn. In the meantime, we’ve collected 17 of the most heartwarming pictures of this photogenic walrus pup as he grows from slightly large to gigantic with the mustache to match:

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Seal meets girl. Seal falls in love with girl. The end. Walrus Mom and Baby Cuddle. Sea lion (Ontariidae) & Seal (Phocidae)