The Steller sea lion, also known as the Steller's sea lion and "northern sea lion", is a near-threatened species of sea lion in the northern Pacific. Steller sea lions usually congregate on isolated islands because they are the ideal terrestrial habitat.
The California sea lion (Zalophus californianus) is a coastal eared seal native to western North America. It is one of six species of sea lion. Its natural habitat ranges from southeast Alaska to central Mexico, including the Gulf of California.