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A high-flying swimmer
Almost as fast as Usain Bolt
Like all marine mammals, the Californian sea lion spends most of its life underwater and must come to the surface to breathe. It is an excellent swimmer with a top speed of 25 mph and can dive to depths of almost 300 m. If these numbers don’t mean anything to you, imagine a sea lion hurtling up to the top of the Eiffel Tower in less than 30 seconds! Its streamlined shape also allows it to move with astonishing agility in the sea, making it a truly outstanding hunter.
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Un Œil en Coulisse - Season 5 Episode 14
During the medical training with the sea lions, our teams were able to discover that Nola had damaged teeth! In this video, you can follow the intervention of a specialist in dentistry to treat her!
The Beauval Nature association
For the past 10 years, the Beauval Nature association has joined forces with field workers to support them in their primary mission of species conservation. Beauval works closely with numerous conservation and research programmes around the world to study and protect endangered species. This everyday action takes place in order to protect our biodiversity.
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