Yet another sign Costa Rica is a great place for fishing as a Sea Lion – a master fisherman himself, shows up for Holy Week in Costa Rica
Sea Lion Swims Ashore on Malpaís Beach, Costa Rica
This species belongs to the family of seals and walruses, which form the group of marine mammals known as pinnipeds.
NCRNoticias.Com Editorial Staff Published: April 18, 2
This Thursday a Sea Lion was seen on a beach in Malpaís Costa Rica.
A user of social networks recorded the moment in which the mammal left the sea to perch on the rocks.
Sea lions are always in areas close to the coast and are cooler than tropical waters, so it is not common to see them in Costa Rica, but rather in South America or very in the north.
In Costa Rica, there have been sightings on the beaches of Punta de Banco, Pavones de Golfito, and San Pedrillo, in the Corcovado National Park, located in the province of Puntarenas, as reported by tourists and foresters to the press.
One possibility of the arrival of these mammals is to hunt food and move away from their natural area, it can also be by marine currents, but they do not get to stay, and they do not establish a population here.
The sea lion is a carnivore that fishes and, according to its species, is very social, so it seeks to be in large communities other sea lions.
It is very risky to say that climate change has to do with the arrival of sea lions on the coast and that a pattern and more studies should be established to verify this.
Sea lions arrive for a few days to rest, for the loss of direction or because they are sick.
A sea lion weighs between 275 and 450 kilograms and measures between 1.7 and 2.5 meters, is capable of submerging up to 186 meters and can be under water up to 40 minutes.
Also, nothing up to 40 kilometers per hour, although some people may consider him a lazy animal because he likes to relax and sunbathe.
Currently, there are six species of sea lions: California, Steller, Australian, Galápagos, New Zealand and South American. Sea Lions love fish and are frequently seen harassing fisherman for their catch in areas up North such as Mexico and the Pacific Northwest.