Effects of Oil on Sea Lions and Seals
Seals and sea lions rely on a thick layer of blubber to keep warm. So unlike sea otters and fur seals, oil won't cause them to lose waterproofing and get cold. However, oil can cause burns and irritation to their skin.
To learn more about how oil affects marine mammals, please go to the OWCN's page on oiled wildlife.
To learn more about sea lions and seals, please visit The Marine Mammal Center's web page on pinnipeds.