Get to know SA’s endangered sea lions

Get to know SA’s endangered sea lions

Dis­cov­er the secret life of Aus­tralian sea lions with our crit­ter cam’ footage, tak­en off the coast of SA.

There’s no bet­ter time than World Oceans Day to get to know Aus­tralian sea lions, and there’s no bet­ter way than by expe­ri­enc­ing the world from their perspective.

As their name sug­gests, endan­gered Aus­tralian sea lions exist only in Aus­tralia with about 80 per cent of the esti­mat­ed 12,000 pop­u­la­tion liv­ing in South Aus­tralia alone.

Crit­ter cam pro­vides a unique insight into this icon­ic marine species, so gath­er the kids and vir­tu­al­ly swim with the Aus­tralian sea lion and find out more about this pre­cious species.

A line in the sand — The Aus­tralian Sea Lion along the South Aus­tralian coastline 

Learn about the species’ for­ag­ing behav­iours and the impor­tance of mon­i­tor­ing, research, and pro­tec­tion areas such as Seal Bay Con­ser­va­tion Park and South­ern Kan­ga­roo Island Marine Park to help con­serve the population.

Ready for the real thing? Book a guid­ed tour at Seal Bay. It is one of a few places where vis­i­tors can walk among wild Aus­tralian sea lions in their nat­ur­al habitat.

Or would you rather get wet? Book with a local tourism oper­a­tor to swim with Aus­tralian sea lions in one of SA’s marine parks.

World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day on 8 June is an oppor­tu­ni­ty to cel­e­brate the ocean and the marine life that live there.

Get out and about to mark the occa­sion, there’s plen­ty of under­wa­ter and sea­side expe­ri­ences in SA to choose from. Or brush up on your SA marine park knowl­edge with the new­ly pub­lished progress sum­ma­ry.

(Main image cour­tesy of Anto­nia Cooper)

This con­tent was pro­duced in part­ner­ship with  Good Living