Punta Loma Reserve, Puerto Madryn

 
A trip to Punta Loma Reserve and Playa de Cerro Avanzado, on Puerto Madryn’s Gulfo Nuevo, is twofold adventure. Getting there and things to do. Hike, bike, kayak and even horseback ride from Puerto Madryn to Punta Loma. (It is possible to drive.) Observe southern sea lions at low tide. Watch guanaco, sheep and a variety of birds. Sunbathe at Playa de Cerro Avanzado. Snorkel in the cold water. Search the shore for seashell fossils. Comb the steppe for traces of the Tehuelche, a South American Indian tribe.

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Punta Loma

Punta Loma

Karina Jozami courtesy Interpatagonia.com

Cerro Avanzado

Cerro Avanzado

H&C; Patagonia

Kayaking

Kayaking

H&C; Patagonia

Snack in Patagonia

Snack in Patagonia

H&C; Patagonia

 
Southern Sea Lion Facts
Southern Sea Lions

Southern Sea Lions

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There are lots of fun facts about southern sea lions. Did you know that?

  • The southern sea lion is one of five species of sea lion.
  • Southern sea lions frequent the cold waters of South America and are found on both coasts of the continent. They prefer sandy beaches to rocky, stone and pebble isles.
  • Southern sea lions eats mainly fish, squid and octopus but have been known to prey on penguins, pelicans and even young fur seals.
  • Southern sea lions are prey for killer whales, sharks and mountain lions.
  • Southern sea lions are easily identified by their orange color, upturned snout, and lion-like mane.
  • Male southern sea lions can measure 2.8 meters (9.2 ft) in length and weigh as much as 350 kilograms (770 lbs). Females are less than ½ the size of males.
  • Male southern sea lions differ from females in more than size. Males have a full mane. They are darker in color and have a lighter belly than females.
  • The southern sea lion, also known as the South American Sea Lion and Patagonian Sea Lion, has two different names in Spanish, lobo marino and leon marino. The former means sea wolf; the latter sea lion.
 
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Which of the following are descendents of the Anasazi:
Yanomamo Indians
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