Australian Sea Lions
Dolphin Marine Conservation Park has the most successful breeding record for the endangered Australian Sea Lion of any facility worldwide. Due to old hunting habits and the current ocean plastic issue, Australian Sea Lion numbers have been dwindling for decades. Read more about our rescue, rehabilitation and breeding programs here
Did You Know?
- Australian sea lions are members of the ‘eared seal’ group and have a small external ear.
- They have a third eyelid! It’s clear so they can still see while protecting their eye at the same time.
- Their heart rate falls to 5 beats per minute while diving underwater!
- When they’re underwater, their nostrils and ears close completely?