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A Galapagos Sea Lion is a type of sea lion that is found in the Galapagos Islands. These sea lions are smaller than their California and Steller cousins, but make up for it in playful energy and curiosity. They are known to swim with dolphins, play with seaweed, and investigate boats and divers. As with all sea lions, the Galapagos Sea Lions are protected by law and should not be disturbed.

Today, there are an estimated 10,000 Galapagos Sea Lions living in the islands. They are found on all of the main islands, but are most populous on San Cristobal and Isabella.

Galapagos Sea Lions eat mostly fish, but will also eat squid, octopus, and lobster. They typically hunt in groups, stalking their prey before attacking with bursts of speed. They can dive up to 300 feet (91 meters) in search of food.

Sea lions are social animals and Galapagos Sea Lions are no exception. They live in colonies that can range in size from a few dozen animals to several thousand. Male sea lions are known for their loud bellowing calls, which can be heard from miles away.

Animal population
20,000–40,000
Population
IUCN Classification
Endangered (EN)
IUCN Classification

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Geeky Facts about the Galapagos Sea Lion

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The Galapagos sea lion is the smallest species of sea lions.

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Galapagos sea lions are not afraid of people.

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Females are longer and slimmer than males.

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