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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.
As Harbor pup seals are now being born on Bay Area beaches, beachgoers are reminded to stay away from newborn pups even if they are concerned that the pup may be orphaned, officials at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said.
Annual closures of areas of the Point Reyes National Seashore will be in effect to keep beachgoers from interacting with seal pups during pupping season.
During pupping season the Marin County-based Marine Mammal Center is helping abandoned and sick elephant and harbor seal pups with a “Leave Seals Be” campaign, according to center officials.
Beachgoers are being advised not to interact with seal pups since contact could cause harm to the animal.