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Seals & Sea Lions
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Seals are pinnipeds. The word pinniped means
The layer of fat under a seal's skin is called
If a seal is swimming under ice and discovers its breathing hole in the ice has frozen over, what does it do?
It dials 911.
It digs the hole open with teeth and claws.
It swims for miles, hoping for another break in the ice.
How did sea lions get their name?
From the hairy manes that adult males have.
Because sea lions can roar like lions.
Because sea lions have long tails with hair tufts on the end.
Why were walruses once hunted?
Because they were eating farmers' crops.
For their ivory tusks.
Because they took up too much space.
When a large group of seals is in water, it is called
An adult female sea lion is called a
What is one difference between a seal and a sea lion?
Sea lions have tiny ear flaps, and seals do not.
Sea lions will eat bacon, and seals will not.
Sea lions rarely sleep, while seals sleep most of the time.
On land, how fast can the fastest seal scoot along?
Faster than a speeding bullet.
Faster than an Olympic gold medal runner.
About 15 miles per hour.
What is unusual about pinniped noses?
They can change color.
Their natural position is closed; seals must open them to breathe.
Pinniped noses are used only for smelling, never for breathing.
How long can some seals hold their breath?
Almost an hour
How did the elephant seal get its name?
From its long ivory tusks.
Because it is as big as an elephant.
The big nose on a male looks a little like an elephant trunk.
In deep water, how do sea lions sleep?
They float upright with the tips of their noses just above the water.
They back-float, covering their eyes with their flippers.
They don't sleep in deep water.
Some scientists think that pinnipeds may be as intelligent as
The fur on fur seals can be so long and thick the seals are sometimes called
Who is the most dominant walrus in a herd?
The one that can bellow the loudest.
The one that can spit the farthest.
The one with the biggest tusks.
One favorite food of seals is
Seals are preyed upon by
Which is the biggest pinniped?
The elephant seal
The bearded seal
A large number of seals grouped together on land is called
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