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 Wildlife Safaris and Wilderness Adventures – North Vancouver Island, BC
 See Killer Whales, Orcas, Humpback Whales, Black Bears, Sea-Lions, Dolphins, Porpoises and Eagles from a sea kayak.
Sea kayaking tours in the wilderness of Johnstone Strait and the Broughton Archipelago
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Telegraph Cove, BC

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Kayaking with Killer Whales
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Steller Sea Lions – Eumetopias Jubatus

Large male Steller Sea Lion near Johnstone Strait

Our Steller Sea Lions are the largest of the sea lion family. They weigh in at around 2000 lbs or 900 kg. Males have fur on their backs and chests; thus the name. It is believed that their lon ago land ancestor is the Grizzly Bear.

A Steller Sea Lion showing his ear

It is very easy to confuse sea lions with seals. The obvious differences are their size, seals are much smaller and the sea lions have tiny ear flaps (see photo above); seals simply have an ear hole.

What they eat: mostly fish and cephalopods.

What eats them: Transient killer whales; humans hunt/cull them.

Female Steller Sea Lions near Telegraph Cove

Steller Sea Lions live in colonies and form harems during breeding season. Only the strongest males breed with the females.

Their average lifespan is 20 years.

The Steller sea lion should not be confused with the California sea lion. We do not see many this far north. The California sea lion is much smaller (about 700 lbs.) and is easily trained. They are the species most often seen in theme parks.