The Australian Sea Lion
( Neophoca Cineria)
by Hannah










Size 
Weight:
adult male- around 400 kg
adult female- around 250 kg
pup- around 6.5 kg
adult male- from300- 350 cm                                          Behavior
adult female- from 250- 300 cm                                       These animals are very social creatures.
pup- about 75 cm                                                               They spend muchof their time sunbathing
                                                                                           on sandy beaches and rocks.
 
 

                                       Predators
                                                                              Predators of the Australian sea
                                                                              lion include large sharks (espesially
                                                                              white pointers and great white sharks).
 

Looks
Male
Female
Both 
Dark brown body Silvery-gray to light tan body Socky body
Yellow areas on the neck and the top of the head Dark brown back Large head
Creamy color underneath Short, narrow flippers
Habitat                                   Migration Habits
The habitat of the Australian                                               There is no evidence of seasonal or migrational
sea lion is between the Pages                                              movement, only some movement of adult or
Islands in South Australia and                                             subadult males on the west coast of Western
Houtman Abrolhos off the Western                                     Australia. Australian sea lions tend to stay around
coast.                                                                                   haulouts and breeding sites. Females may move with
                                                                                                                 pups to other haulout areas to nurse them
 
 
 
 
 

                                                                                                                             Diet
                                                        The diet of the Australian sea lion
                                                                                                     includes crustaceans, cephalopods,
                                                                                                     fish, and squids.
 
 

                   Facts
                                                              - pup= baby Australian sea lion
                                                                                                                - One adult male measured a diving
                                                                                                                depth of about 245 meters.
                                                                                                                - Adult females sexualy mature at around
                                                                                                                4-6 years and males are sexualy mature
                                                                                                                at around 8-9 years.
                                                                                                                -Austraian sea lions live to be about 25 years old.
 
 
 

Bibliography
                                                        www.marinebio.com