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Natural Predators of Sea Lions
Sea Lions have three main predators to be careful of. They include Killer Whales, Sharks, and humans. Of course humans pose the biggest threat to them both in the water and on land than these other types of predators
Great whites have been protected in California since the early 90’s. I don’t recall a lot getting killed in Oregon or Washington either except for a few that might occasionally get taken out in commercial fisheries.
Our resident killer whales like salmon. Transient whales will eat sea lions but they haven’t been wiped out.
Man has had their hands tied by the marine mammal protection act and certainly hasn’t been wiped out.
I’m not discounting other things that are causing some of the problems but to say sea lion predators have been wiped out is a stretch.
You’d need a lot more sharks and whales to go on a major feeding binge to bring things back into balance.
That likely isn’t going to happen quick which brings us to human. No teeth, just guns.