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Rise in Stranded Sea Lions Alarms Scientists

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 (Conner Jay/ The Marine Mammal Center)

For the past three winters, starving California sea lion pups have been beaching themselves along the California coast. This year, the die-offs have occurred earlier and in higher numbers, increasing concerns about the impacts of rising ocean temperatures and a depleted fish population. We’ll discuss the scope of the problem and the rescue efforts underway.


Shawn Johnson, director of veterinary science at The Marine Mammal Center

Dan Costa, professor in the environmental studies department at UC Santa Cruz


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