Hungry sea lion pups reaching Calif. beaches, experts say

March 13, 2015 8:15 AM

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Hungry sea lion pups reaching Calif. beaches, experts say

So far this year, about 1,500 sea lion pups have come ashore in the Golden State -- from San Francisco to San Diego -- most of them tired, starving, confused, and some of them barely clinging to life. And the chief cause, scientists seem to agree, is global warming.

Warmer ocean water is driving fish further from coastlines, which forces the pups' mothers to trek further than normal to find food. And sometimes the mothers are gone so long, their young begin to believe they've been abandoned and do the only thing they can -- set out on their own, completely unpr...

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