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Unformatted text preview: Notes on Marine Mammals Marine Mammals Pinnipeds They are predators that usually like to hunt for fish and squid Pinnepeds have blubber, which a thick layer of fat under the skin that helps keeps them warm. They have streamlined bodies and flippers used for swimming Most of them live in cold water, but pinnipeds have to breed on land. Examples of pinnipeds: seals, sea lions, walruses Seals o Seals are the largest group of pinnipeds o Seals swim by primarily using their rear flippers On land, their rear flippers dont allow them to walk The seals, instead, have to use their front flippers o The elephant seal is the largest pinniped Sea lions The difference between sea lions and true seals is that sea lions have external ears They can also use their rear flippers to walk, allowing them to use all four limbs...
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