From Openwaterpedia

noun - Pinnipeds, often generalized as seals, are a widely distributed and diverse group of fin-footed marine mammals which are semiaquatic comprising the families Odobenidae (the walrus), Otariidae (eared seals, sea lions, and fur seals), and Phocidae (earless seals). The family does not include cetaceans, otters, or manatees.


from Latin pinna, wing or fin, and ped-, foot

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