Santa Cruz Wharf: Is that a Sea Lion or Seal?
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Thank you for clarifying Julia! I regularly get them confused.
In general their sizes are very different. Full-grown sea lions are much bigger than harbor seals, with a full-grown harbor seal weighing about 300 pounds, compared to a full-grown bull sea lion at over 800 pounds. However, size can be deceptive for the youngsters. Yearling and juvenile sea lions are roughly about the size of a harbor seal.