Blog Archive: August 2014

Jump in sea lion deaths last year due to food shortages, scientists believe

By Sandy Mazza, Daily Breeze A rash of dying and dead sea lion pups found on Southern California beaches last year was probably simply a result of their inability to get enough good meals — rather than a mass infection or disease, scientists announced Tuesday after months of collaborative research. Analysis of the “unusual mortality event” that caused more than 1,600 California sea lions to strand along the coast in 2013 found that the marine mammals

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