The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – A smaller, younger sea lion was seen at Punta Banco de Pavones in the South Zone during the past weekend, just days after another adult species was observed in the San Pedrillo Station in Corcovado National Park. This was confirmed by staff from the Corcovado National Park and it is believed that animals are coming from the Galapagos Islands.
The report on new species sighting first became known through social networks.
Jorge Hernández, biologist of the National System of Conservation Areas (Sinac), said that the new occurrences could be due to an increase in range of these species.
“It may be that what is happening is that the animal is making an extension to their territory. Also, some were rescued, others have them as pets and more daring people try to sell them,” recalled Hernandez, who said he did not know by jurisdiction depth case.
Changes in temperature and normal factors for the species could be playing a role because sea lions prefer lower water temperatures.
“Many animals appear here, outside of a normal range, due to atmospheric phenomena such as tides, currents and hurricanes. We are seeing something similar here in Costa Rica with several species of hawks,” said Hernandez.
The Costa Rica News (TCRN)
San Jose, Costa Rica