Starving to Death, Young Sea Lions are Flocking to the Distant Shores of California to Find Food

March 16, 2015 4:05 AM

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Over 1,600 young sea lions have stranded on California’s beaches, starving and on the brink of death barely three months ago.

No cause has been officially declared to explain this year’s high numbers, but scientists think the unusually warm waters have made food harder to find for their mothers. With warm water driving their mothers away from the islands for longer periods of time, the pups, who are too young to be able to...

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