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Californian sea lions are able to swim at speeds of around 20km/h (12.5mph), but generally cruise at slower speeds of around 7km/h (4.5 mph).

Californian Sea Lion

Zalophus californianus

Sea lions are a type of pinniped, along with fur seals and true seals. Unlike seals, sea lions use their flippers to walk on land and have visible ear-flaps.



Female up to 100kg
Male up to 350kg



Californian sea lions are found on the west coast of North America from Oregon, south to Mexico. Their rookeries (or breeding grounds) are found on offshore islands.



Californian sea lions eat a wide variety of prey depending on local prey abundance, but mainly feed on fish, octopus and squid. To catch their prey they can dive to depths of over 400m!



Males will mate with many females, and after a pregnancy of around 11 months, females give birth to one pup. Pups may suckle for up to 2 years and mature at between 4 and 5 years of age. Females and males are sexually dimorphic with fully-grown males around 3 times the size of females.



They are not classed as endangered, however they have been hunted heavily in the past. Sea lions are vulnerable to conflict with fishermen, pollution and entanglement with marine debris. They are protected by the Marine Mammal Protection Act in the USA, but we can help protect all marine life by eating sustainably caught fish and participating in pollution reducing activities such as beach clean ups!

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