Galapagos sea lions usually forage at shallow depths for fish, squid, octopus, and crustaceans. They have been observed smashing octopus on the water's surface, allowing for easier consumption. During El Niño of the 1980s, their primary diet consisted of sardines and myctophids, or lanternfish.
Animal Foods: fish; mollusks
Primary Diet: carnivore (Piscivore , Molluscivore )