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.
Rise in Stranded Sea Lions Alarms Scientists
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(Conner Jay/ The Marine Mammal Center)
Shawn Johnson, director of veterinary science at The Marine Mammal Center
Dan Costa, professor in the environmental studies department at UC Santa Cruz