california sea lions

LIVE SEA LION WEBCAM AT PIER 39

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  • Location: Pier 39 San Francisco
  • Source: www.pier39.com
  • Info: Live webcam focused on the world famous sea lions at Pier 39 at San Francisco 's waterfront. The sea lions first appeared at K-Dock in 1990 and have been delighting visitors ever since.

    A sea lion’s sleek body is perfect for diving deep in the ocean and they can reach depths of 180 meters and speeds of up to 29KPH. Sea lions are mammals and therefore need air to breathe so they are able to stay under water for 10 to 20 minutes at a time before they have to re surface for air. In the depths of the dark ocean the sea lions have sensitive whiskers called vibrissa to help them find their way around and find food. Each whisker can rotate around with the underwater currents, letting the sea lion "feel" any food swimming nearby.