More sick sea lion pups turning up on California beaches

February 19, 2015 7:05 PM

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Unusually warm ocean water along the West Coast is to blame for four times more sick and dying sea lion pups getting stranded on California beaches this year.

Officials with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Wednesday about 940 sick and starving young sea lions have washed up on California beaches this year.

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