The Hooker’s sea lion, Phocarctos hookeri, is one of the rarest and most endangered sea lions.
They are the deepest diving otariid seals (eared seals), with animals repeatedly diving to depths in excess of 500 metres.
The New Zealand sea lion (Phocarctos hookeri) is one of the world’s rarest eared seals and is endemic to New Zealand’s sub-Antarctic waters. Hooker’s sea lion (Phocarctos hookeri) is a protected marine mammal.
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The Hooker’s – Sealion – Kaka Point