Steller Sea Lion
In 1979, only 18,000 of these sea lions remained in the eastern portion of their natural habitat. As is the case with many endangered species, these sea lions have fallen victim to many a man-made hazard. For example: Oil spills, off shore drilling, boating strikes, among a plethora of other things. However, the strenuous efforts of conservation groups have brought in over 70,000 sea lions to that same exact region.