Sea lions live in the waters off the coast of California, the Galapagos Islands, the Aleutian Islands, the Falkland Islands and the east coast of South America. There are also a few species that live off the coast of Australia and New Zealand, as well as Japan, Korea and Russia.
Where sea lions live depends on the species. The California sea lion, for instance, lives off the west coast of North America, but it also ranges from Canada down to Mexico and the Galapagos Islands. This species is also found in the waters surrounding Korea and Japan.
The northern sea lion covers some of the same territory as the California sea lion, although it ranges further north from central California to the Aleutian Islands and in the waters off the coast of Russia and South Korea.
The Galapagos sea lion lives around the Galapagos Islands and Ecuador. The South American sea lion ranges along the Falkland Islands and South America's east coast.
Both the Australian sea lion and the New Zealand sea lion live in the Indian Ocean. The Australian sea lion can be found off the southern and western coast of Australia, and the New Zealand sea lion is found only along the coast of New Zealand.