Three people having a good old-fashioned chat and not a mobile phone in sight.
Pekná kamera a pekný ostrov Galápagos. Rád sa tu pozerám!!
Gwynn, I see they're making fresh coffee for us! :)
What a beautiful morning here! Much different than where I am - waiting for a winter storm to drop 17" of snow and high winds to make an interesting day or two. Watching breakfast being served and birds hopping on the counter area, while wishing my teleporting skills were better. :)
Lovely rain this morning! That is where I should be having my coffee!
Muchas gracias Deanne and Gwynn. Enjoy Enjoy.
03.10 and everything just waiting for the day ahead to begin. I can see the light dancing on the dark water.I can start my day off well now I've read all the interesting and correct information thanks to Deanne and Gwynn.
Some wonderful and correct info here from Gwynn and Deanne, I wish it was all as accurate.Thanks Ladies.
Gwynn and Deanne, wonderful information you have shared! Thank you both. :)
Of all six extant sea lion species, this is the smallest. Adult females have a mass of around 75 kg compared to California sea lions, the next smallest species, with an approximate mass of 95 kg. There is a limit then to the amount of oxygen they can carry, which should constrain their ability to make long, deep dives. Yet all evidence to date suggests that the Galapagos sea lion is a more proficient diver than many of its closest relatives.
The Galapagos sea lion is a species that primarily breeds in the Galapagos Islands, although some breeding colonies also occur on Isla de la Plata just off of mainland Ecuador. They are one of two types of seal found in Galapagos and are part of the eared seal family – having external ear pinnae. They are not ‘true’ seals, as they are able to rotate their hind flipper under their pelvic girdle and lack the characteristic long, finger-like claws of true seals. The configuration of their pelvic girdle allows them to ‘gallop’ across land, reaching speeds exceeding that of a running person on rocky terrain.
Capture Sam, I am sorry, but the site you have copied this information from is incorrect. The sea lions are endangered, so they are protected, and the islanders make sure they are not harmed as they are an important part of the island and are a draw for tourism. The WWF are working with local fisherman and taking steps to prevent them being harmed by the fishermen, who put barbed wire on their boats because think they are troublesome. To say the sea lions are 'akin' to Sacred Cows, who are worshipped as a religious, Holy animal, is disrespectful to Hindus.
20feb18--Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is the capital of Galápagos Province, Ecuador. It is located on the southwestern coast of San Cristóbal, the easternmost island in the archipelago, and is the capital of San Cristóbal Canton. It was founded by General Villamil Playas in the mid-19th century, and takes its name from President Alfredo Baquerizo Moreno (1859–1951). Today, fishing is the main activity of the locals, but tourism is on the increase along the waterfront with numerous hotels and shops. << from wiki - EnJoy EnJoy
20feb18--Galapagos Sea Lions are a numerous marine mammals on the Galapagos Islands. They have a body length between 60 - 100 inches and they weigh between 100 - 900 lbs, males being much larger than females. EnJoy EnJoy