Steller Sea Lions are the largest members of the Otariidae family—the so-called eared seals—comprising some 15 species worldwide. Whereas sea lions and their ilk sport external ear flaps known as pinnae, Harbor Seals and other members of Phocidae (the “true seals”) lack such structures. The eared seals’ family name derives from the Greek otarion, meaning “little ear”. Murres are black and white and stand up straight like penguins. But they’re not closely related to penguins. In fact, penguins aren’t found i
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