Scientists at a UC Santa Cruz lab trained the sea lion – named Ronan – to bob her head in time with rhythmic sounds. They then showed that she could transfer this skill to tempos and music she hadn’t heard before.
A rehabilitated California sea lion was given a Christmas Eve send-off when he was released back to the ocean Monday in Marin County, a Marine Mammal Center spokesman said.
A sea lion that was rescued from San Francisco’s Pier 39 after being found entangled in plastic last week is safe at sea Thursday afternoon, a Marine Mammal Center spokesman said.
A rescue crew has captured one of two sea lions that were spotted entangled in debris at San Francisco’s Pier 39 Tuesday, a Marine Mammal Center spokesman said.
A California sea lion blinded by a gunshot wound was recovering at Sausalito’s Marine Mammal Center six weeks after it was found in Santa Cruz.
The pup, named Al Catraz after the island, was found on March 21, malnourished and in a dangerous spot near a busy commuter ferry crossing, according to Marine Mammal Center officials.
Marin County’s Marine Mammal Center has been caring for a sea lion pup that was rescued from a dock on Alcatraz Island two weeks ago, spokesman Jim Oswald said.
Sharks may simply be mistaking the sea otters for their typical sea lion and elephant seal prey.
A sea lion that crossed U.S. Highway 101 in Burlingame on Saturday after being shot in the face had to be euthanized, a spokesman for the Marine Mammal Center said Wednesday.
A sea lion who was rescued after crossing U.S. Highway 101 in Burlingame on Saturday is still recovering from the incident—as well as from an apparent gunshot wound.