Sea lion

  • Any one of several large species of seals of the familyOtariidæ native of the Pacific Ocean, especially the southern sealion (Otaria jubata) of the South American coast; the northern sealion (Eumetopias Stelleri) found from California to Japan; and theblack, or California, sea lion (Zalophus Californianus), which iscommon on the rocks near San Francisco.