Scientists Baffled Why Starving Sea Lion Pups Wash Ashore CA Beaches

February 7, 2015 7:07 AM

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Famished sea lion pups are popping up along California beaches, baffling marine scientists. It’s not unusual for a few pups to be stranded here and there but they are beaching in record numbers, causing concern.

Sausalito’s Marine Mammal Center, for instance, has already helped 120 pups in the first 6 weeks of the year alone. 2014, the non-profit didn’t see 100 pups until it was April. Yvette Koth, spokesperson for the center, said it is alarming. Birthing season began around seven months ago so the pups sh...

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