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Bad spring for California sea lions

It looks like another bad spring for sea lions, especially in Southern California, although we’re also seeing some signs along the Central California coast. This spring thousands of sea lions, mostly youngsters, that are weak and undernourished are showing up on … Continue reading

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Sea lions stranded

A lone sea lion on a busy Monterey Bay beach is in serious, and potentially dangerous, trouble. It’s also a sad sight. When they’re sick, malnourished or injured, sea lions will haul out onto land to rest, recouperate or die. When one chooses … Continue reading

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Young sea lions in distress

Young California sea lions have been in the news lately. Emaciated, dehydrated, hungry, and in some cases dying or dead, hundreds have appeared on the beaches and shorelines of southern California this year. (So far about 1,300 have been rescued; … Continue reading

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Sea lions vs. cormorants update

See my post on the fence blocking the view of the cormorants at Breakwater blues. The cormorants are gaining ground. Today while kayaking I spotted lots of courting birds, some mating and one early nester on the Monterey breakwater. And as … Continue reading

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