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Seal Bay Conservation Park

At Seal Bay, Kangaroo Island an extensive boardwalk allows tourists to observe a colony of sea lions.

 

Australian sea lions are fascinating creatures and one of the rarest species in the world. The world population is estimated at around 14,700. Of these, 85 percent live in South Australia and the other 15 percent in Western Australia.

 

Seal Bay supports the third largest colony of Australian sea lions with a population of around 1,000 - around five percent of the world's total.

 

 

The Australian Sea lion was nearly hunted to extinction in the 19th century. We can count ourselves lucky that places like Seal Bay exist today.

 

There appears to be the skeleton of whale in the foreground of this image.

 

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Taken on April 10, 2013