Emaciated sea lions found in increasing numbers on California coastline

February 6, 2015 9:59 PM

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More than 100 sea lion pups have turned up emaciated on a 600-mile stretch of California beaches this birthing season and marine mammal researchers don't know why.

Researchers at the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito said the nonprofit has responded to 120 pups in the first five or six weeks of 2015. Last year the center didn't treat 100 pups until April.

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