Which of the following are commonly found in kelp forests and sandy beaches in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary?

A. California Sea Lions
B. Harbor Seals
C. All of the above

1 Answer
Jun 22, 2016


The California Sea Lion, the Harbor Seal, and the Northern Elephant Seal are all thrive in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary's (MBNMS) Kelp Bed environmental classification.


According to the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary's (MBNMS) online database both the California Sea Lion and the Harbor Seal are found in kelp beds. Below is a screenshot of the "Mammals and Birds" section of the MBNMS for Kelp Beds (I highlighted the relevant information).


As far as the MBNMS Sandy Beaches classification is concerned, none of these animals reside on sandy beaches. The animals that reside on sandy beaches include crustaceans (crabs, lobsters), mollusks (muscles, clams), flies (sand flies), and beetles (staphylinid beetles).

I hope this helps!