Project Description

A curious Steller sea lion (Eumetopias jubatus) has its eye on me.  I can imagine this graceful animal is probably wondering what an awkward bubble blowing creature like me is doing down here anyway?!  Despite our differences, I felt a real connection with these animals that are distantly related to dogs.  They definitely have large canine teeth for catching fish.  Steller sea lions have been recorded diving to depths of 1148 feet (350 m) in search of food and remain submerged for around five minutes.  The Steller sea lion is the world’s largest sea lion and males can reach lengths of almost 10 feet (3 m), and weigh 1760 pounds (800 kg).  Their range extends from the California coast up to the Bearing Strait, and also includes the coastal areas of Japan and Asia.