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Get to know SA’s endangered sea lions

08 Jun 2017 1 min read

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)

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