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Sea Lion: Up Close and Personal

A sea lion poses for the camera in the waters off of California.

 

To learn more about NOS's role in protecting the marine environment, visit:

Marine Protected Areas Center

Marine Protected Areas

Office of National Marine Sanctuaries

What is a National Marine Sanctuary?, (Diving Deeper audio podcast)

 

(Original source: National Ocean Service Image Gallery)

 

Image credit: Claire Fackler, NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries

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Taken on July 23, 2009