It is truly amazing to see how close to shore the sea lions are swimming at the Cove in San Diego, California. You can stand right in the water with them at the edge of the beach. Swimmers and divers seem fearless as these monster-size sea lion males come right up next to them. & the barking competition they have with each other can be heard before you even see them. As they bark, their very sharp teeth are easy to see and they must weigh 250 to 300 pounds. Majestic marine mammals enjoying their lives in the sea. Remarkable.