Stranded California Sea Lions Alarm Experts

February 9, 2015 1:17 PM

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Stranded California Sea Lions Alarm Experts

Sea Lions, mostly pups, have been found stranded and starved in record numbers on the beaches of Southern California this year. The experts are worried that this winter may come up as the worst season ever documented for the marine mammals.

According to marine biologists, this year’s rescue operations could exceed those of 2013. In 2013, an Unusual Mortality Event (UME) was declared by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). That year, between January and May, more than 1,300 sea lions were rescued. It was five time...

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