Species: Zalophus californianus (California)
Geographic Range: coastlines along the Pacific Ocean
Size: 5 to 7 feet long, 600-800 pounds
Lifespan: 20-30 years
Conservation Status: Least concern
Como’s Sea Lions: Subee (aka Sparky), Poppy, and Niko
Find them in Como Harbor or the Aquatic Animals Building Map
- Sea lions can swim up to 25 miles an hour.
- Sea lions can stay underwater for up to 20 minutes.
- A California sea lion slows its heart rate and shunts blood to the more critical organs when it dives.
- A thick layer of blubber acts as a food reserve and insulation against cold water temperatures.