Pup Rescue: Sea Lion Strandings on the Rise in California

February 8, 2015 8:45 PM

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Sea lions are an institution in California. Tourists delight in their antics at San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf, hikers are rewarded with views of thousands of them in the wild at the National Park Service's Channel Islands, and every spring good Samaritans call to report stranded sea lions in need of rescue.

But this year, those calls are coming earlier and more rapidly. Only five weeks into 2015, more than 350 sea lions have been rescued.

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