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Screen Themes - Undersea Life 2 - Australian Sea Lions
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Screen Themes - Undersea Life 2 - Australian Sea Lions


Not my photo, from a usenet newsgroup. Hope you just enjoy.

Australian Sea Lion (Neophoca cinerea) is a species of sea lion that breeds only on the south and west coasts of Australia. Today there are about 10,000 Australian Sea Lions following the introduction of the Australian National Parks and Wildlife Act of 1972 which prohibited a harvest that began in earnest as soon as Europeans colonised the continent.

The Australian Sea Lion inhabits the ocean around Australia, and nowhere else. They only eat at sea, where they hunt fish, squid, and other sea creatures. They have front-flippers that allow them to propel quickly through water and be more agile on land by being able to walk on all four flippers.

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