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The photo shows some true Earless seals (family Phocidae), not sea lions! - MPF 16:26, 23 Feb 2004 (UTC)

I haven't gone back to check when, however this has been corrected as of 2006. --TeaDrinker 22:03, 20 April 2006 (UTC)

Speed on land[edit]

I removed the following sentence from the article:

Many are suprised by the fact that they can travel on land at up to 16 mph.

which was added by (talkcontribs). It seems quite fast to me, although I can't recall ever having seen a record of the speed, I have a hard time beliving this. Anyone have a source? --TeaDrinker 07:06, 14 May 2006 (UTC)

The name sea lion[edit]

I am missing on this page the reason why these animals are called sealion. Is it because of the manes wich the males of some species have, or is it the sound that they make (the last argument I found on a Dutch zoo website). Minataurus (talk) 12:22, 15 January 2010 (UTC)

Harbor Seal Picture[edit]

The photo on the right hand side is a Harbor Seal and is labeled as such. While it is indeed a pinniped, it is not a sea lion. I find it somewhat amusing that when you click on the link under the picture it takes you to the harbor seal page where it is clearly listed as a true seal and a member of a different family than sea lions. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:47, 20 October 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for noting this. The taxobox has been revised. Eliezg (talk) 10:39, 21 October 2010 (UTC)


The picture selection is unbalanced. It shows only sea lions from the US. A the "globalize template" should be keept until this unrepresentative selection of pictures have been remediated. Dentren | Talk 18:10, 9 April 2011 (UTC)

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Sea lion snatches a young girl from a pier[edit]

Another 'attack' to possible ad to the section?

Bunai (talk) 15:51, 21 May 2017 (UTC)

Parasites and Diseases[edit]

This section is a bit of a mess at the moment. At the very least it needs a copyedit. It also has a WP:SOAP tone to it, though it's not clear what the agenda is other than general ecofear. --Ef80 (talk) 15:44, 24 May 2017 (UTC)

Interactions with humans section[edit]

The sentence in the first paragraph is highly doubtful, '... As a result, South American sea lions have been foraging at higher tropical altitudes than they did prior to human exploitation ...'. . 'Altitude' describes height above sea level. Those front flippers may seem large compared to seals, but not big enough to fly to higher altitudes. Someone is having a go a this page. This should be corrected/clarified. . BGriffin (talk) 04:37, 11 July 2017 (UTC)BGriffin

Parasites and diseases section[edit]

Someone needs to do a bunch of work here, as it was clearly written by someone with a poor grasp of English, and has a number of problems stemming from that fact. There are entire sentences where it's unclear what is being discussed.Demigord (talk) 19:20, 19 June 2018 (UTC)