THE SIGN SAYS IT ALL. If people stand back away from the sea lions, they get to view them in a peaceful & respectful way. Seeing these marine mammals sleeping in La Jolla is just a delightful thing. Seeing the sea lions surrounded by people moving ever closer & closer to stick a camera in their face? Not so much. Whenever you have the opportunity to experience the sea lions in La Jolla, stay back, keep your voices quiet & just watch them be their adorable wild selves. This way the sea lions get to enjoy living their lives in peace & visitors get to enjoy watching them without the risk of getting bitten or chasing them away. See these smiling sleeping sea lion faces? They thank you for letting them live in peace.