What's a pinniped, anyway?When you're really close to a topic you might find yourself getting a bit esoteric. Those who are also familiar with the subject matter may instantly get the jargon while others say...
"Huh? What's a pinniped?"
Simply put, the term pinniped refers to sea lions, seals and walruses.
"But why are they called pinnipeds?"
Well, now we're getting into etymology. Like many other words, pinniped is derived from Latin and literally means "having feet as fins" (with pinna meaning fin and ped meaning foot).