South American Sea Lion
Adults have dark brown backs and light brown chests. Females have lighter fur on their head and necks. Males have very large heads and necks, and upturned noses.
Primarily a coastal species, although occasionally seen in the open ocean.
From Northern Peru, south to Cape Horn. North up the east coast of the continent to southern Brazil.
Killer Whales, sharks, Leopard Seals, and Puma.
Not known to migrate.
Social system/Group size
Found in large breeding harems. Can be seen rafting solo or in small groups.
Hunted by humans, forced to compete with small-scale fisheries for food