Largest sea lion
Last updated: October 10, 2017 at 23:07 pm
Steller sea lion (Eumetopias jubatus) – Up to 3.1 m (10 ft) length. Weight up to 800 kg (1,764 lbs) or more. Pups weigh up to 23 kg (51 lbs) at birth. The deepest recorded dive is 424 m (1,391 ft). Stellar sea lions are often observed by divers at Hornby Island, British Columbia, Canada. The Steller sea lion is classified as Endangered on the IUCN Red List.
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