NOT SO FAST !
an elaboration for post 4540.
consider the head male's position: sensitivities, awareness, need to excercise power, irrritability and cooperation. I cannot recall 'cooperation' among attributes viewed under 'sea lion harem.'
He was/is so tuned in with his achieved position, he immediately heard my contact, looked around for a foe, found none, sounded the alarm or sought to raise a foe.
Finding he was the problem, he fell back.