Largest sea lion

Last updated: January 25, 2020 at 5:19 am

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. See the world’s first diver selfie taken from within the mouth of a Steller sea lion here.

Loughlin, Thomas R; Perez, Michael A; Merrick, Richard L (1987). Eumetopias jubatus. Mammalian Species. 283 (283): 1–7.

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