Sea Lions

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Sea Lions

Sea Lions

Why They're Cool: It's hard not to love sea lions, the islands' largest and most charismatic mammals. Their size (up to 550 pounds) and distinctive bark make them easy to spot. You can occasionally find them in unexpected places, like sleeping on a park bench or flopped on a dock with people and boats bustling around them. But you'll usually see them lazing on the beach or romping in the sea; the pups are particularly fun to watch when they body surf on the waves.

Where to See Them: Beaches and coastal rocks just about everywhere!