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What sets us apart

It is an Authentic Bahamian Experience

Dolphin Encounters is the oldest dolphin facility in The Bahamas and is owned and operated by a local family - so you can be sure that your program will be safe, educational, fun and authentically Bahamian.

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Sea Lion vs. Seal Differences
Care and Training

Sea Lion vs. Seal

What’s The Difference Between Seals & Sea Lions?

SEA LIONS:
  • Earflaps
  • Long hairless foreflippers
  • Hindflippers rotate underneath to allow them to walk on land
  • Swim underwater using foreflippers like wings of a bird
  • Long smooth whiskers or vibrissae

seal
This is a Sea Lion

SEALS:
  • Earholes
  • Short, hairy foreflippers & long claws
  • Move on land by wiggling on belly & keep hindflippers straight out
  • Swim by steering with foreflippers and powering with hindflipers
  • Whiskers are crimped or beaded

seal
This is a Seal

sea lion diagram

* Information courtesy of www.SeaWorld.org & www.NationalGeographic.com




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