Galapagos sea lions are found scattered amongst the Galapagos Archipelago, which consists of island clusters positioned directly west of Ecuador. These sea lions reside on all the main islands, rocks, and other diminutive islands of this archipelago. Some are also found ranging along Ecuadorian north coast to Isla Gorgona of Columbia. In 1986, a group arrived at Isla de la Plata near the shores of Ecuador. Some were even spotted 500 km southwest of Costa Rica on Isla del Coco.
Biogeographic Regions: pacific ocean (Native )
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