The area surrounding La Jolla Cove is a favorite hangout spot for sea lions!
Unlike Harbor Seals, Sea Lions:
- Have small outer ear flaps
- Have long flippers that allow them to walk on land
- Spend a significant time with other sea lions out of the water
- Communicate using loud barking sounds
It’s important to remember that sea lions are wild animals protected under the Marine Mammal Protection Act. Enjoy while keeping a safe distance, especially around pups and protective mamas.