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Stellar Sea Lions

  • Adults Range in length from 7ft - 10ft (With Males being larger than females)
  • Adults weigh 530-770 lbs
  • Stellar Sea Lions are Amphibious and spend some time on land, as well as in the water
  • They feed on a wide variety of crustaceans and fish, including salmon, and herring!

We have large colonies of Sea Lions living on Vivian Island, Mittlenatch, and Hornby Island. There are also a few California Sea Lions (darker in color) and even the odd Elephant Seal. 

Everyone can recognize the sound of a Sea Lion, their loud barks echo across the water, and even if you don’t hear them, chances are you’ll smell them! Though they are loud and clumsy on land, underwater they are actually quite graceful and beautiful to watch. Local divers love interacting with Sea Lions as they are quite curious and love showing off their acrobatic skills underwater. Their size is quite impressive, and their skull is quite similar to that of a Grizzly Bear!