Aimee Teegarden Dives with Sea Lion Pups

Aimee Teegarden, a self-described “beach baby” from California, has seen plenty of marine life – sea lions included – during her many trips out to the water to surf.

But it was her involvement with conservation group Oceana that really gave her an experience to remember.

The Friday Night Lights star recently filmed a PSA for Oceana, and journeyed off the California coast to Santa Barbara Island, where she free dove with sea lion pups in a rookery, or breeding colony.