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Eumetopias jubatus (Steller Sea Lion) is a species of mammals in the family eared seals. They are listed as near threatened by IUCN and as of special concern by COSEWIC. They are native to Asia, Pacific Ocean, the Palearctic, and The Nearctic. They are nocturnal omnivores. Individuals are known to live for 360 months and can grow to 325 cm. They have parental care (paternal care and female provides care). They rely on swimming and lift powered swimming to move around.

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  • URI: https://eol.org/schema/terms/lift_based_swimming
  • Definition: Hydrofoils, or fins, are used to push against the water to create a normal force to provide thrust, propelling the animal through water. The reduction of fin cross-sectional area helps to minimize drag, and therefore increase efficiency. Regardless of size of the animal, at any particular speed, maximum possible lift is proportional to (wing area) x (speed)<sup>2</sup>. Dolphins and whales have large, horizontal caudal hydrofoils, while many fish and sharks have vertical caudal hydrofoils.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Steller sea lion. View this species on GBIF