Steller sea lions are otariids (eared seals) and are the largest of this group. The ear flaps are the easiest way to distinguish sea lions from seals, especially when they are in the water.
Since 1980, the world population of Steller sea lions has dropped dramatically, including some populations that have declined by 80 per cent! An estimated 400 sea lions along the British Columbia coast are ensnared in marine debris, including packing straps, discarded fishing gear and other large plastic trash.
Your Aquadopt kit includes:
- Plush Sea Lion
- Certificate of Adoption
- Sea Lion Fact Booklet
- Sea Lion Collector Card
- Tax Receipt (for the purchaser)
By symbolically adopting a Steller sea lion, you will be directly supporting the Vancouver Aquarium and Ocean Wise's conservation, education and research initiatives.