Starving sea lion pups and seabirds up and down the West Coast this year may be part of a large-scale shift of the Pacific Ocean to warmer and less productive conditions, according to a new federal fisheries report.
Federal scientists say the number of sea lion pups stranded on California beaches is spiking and is now higher than the total for all of 2013, the last time large numbers of pups starved.
Rising Ocean Temperatures The Likely Cause For More Than 100 Sea Lions Pups Needing Care At Marine Mammal Center In Sausalito
Ocean temperatures are 2-5 degrees above normal near the Channel Islands, meaning fish are moving to warmer waters and adult sea lions are having to travel further for food.
A baby sea lion is making a recovery in the Bay Area thanks to an unusual Coast Guard rescue.
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After going missing for several weeks, the famed sea lions that make their home on San Francisco’s Pier 39 have returned.
The sea lions have been a part of San Francisco’s Pier 39 for decades and are among the Bay Area’s most famous tourist attractions. But now, the sea creatures have disappeared.
A marine mammal rescue group said Monday it’s seeing a record number of stranded sea lions and seals along the Northern and central California coast — some of whom appear to have been sickened by toxins and others weaned by their mothers earlier than usual.
The sea lions’ occupation of Pier 39’s docks now enters its 24th year of delighting tourists and frustrating fisherman, as marked by a ceremony today centered on a new Sea Lion Center.
Fire crews rescued a man at San Francisco’s Pier 39 Thursday after he jumped into the water near the tourist attraction’s famous sea lions.