California Sea Lion

Brown sea lion underwater above sandy bottom, with other sea lions behind it
California Sea Lion. NPS.

Quick Facts
Type: Mammal

Diet: Carnivore: Squid, fish, shellfish

Average lifespan: 20–30 years

Average size: Males: 8 ft.; Females: 6 ft.

Average weight: Males: 770 lb.; Females: 220 lb.

Did You Know?
California sea lions are very intelligent animals and have been used by the US Navy to detect mines, protect harbors and ships, and recover lost equipment.

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California Sea Lion

Last updated: November 9, 2018