California Sea Lion

Zalophus Californianus

California Sea Lions males are dark brown while females are tan. Most sea lions appear brown or black when wet. They can be found in rocky and sandy beaches. California Sea Lions are not endangered and can be found along the west coast of North America from southern British Columbia to northern Mexico. Their diet consists of squids, octopuses, and various fish including salmon, herring, and anchovies. Adults can grow to 8 feet and weigh up to 880 pounds, while females can grow up to 6.5 feet and weigh up to 240 pounds.

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