Marin Study Reveals Cancer Killing California Sea Lions Is Caused By STDFor decades, sea lions along the West Coast have been plagued by a lethal form of cancer. Now, Marin researchers have determined the cause of the disease and how it holds both promise, and shame, for mankind.
Decades-Old Pollution Linked to Cancer in California Sea LionsA team of marine mammal pathology experts examining two decades of data have determined the likely causes of a mysterious cancer killing sea lions include DDT and other legacy toxins dumped into the sea years ago.
Feds Approve Killing California Sea Lions by Northwest States' Wildlife ManagersU.S. authorities on Friday gave wildlife managers in Washington, Oregon and Idaho permission to start killing hundreds of sea lions in the Columbia River basin in hopes of helping struggling salmon and steelhead trout.
VIDEO: Wayward Elephant Seal Herded Off Central Coast FreewayIt's pupping season along the California coast -- a time when massive marine mammals get themselves in all kinds of unusual predicaments.
Sea Lion Found Dead With Gunshot Wounds at Point ReyesA California sea lion was recently found dead with several gunshot wounds on a beach at Point Reyes National Seashore.
U.S. Senate Passes Bill Making It Easier to Kill Sea LionsSupporters say the bill will give wildlife managers greater flexibility in controlling California sea lions that dramatically increased from about 30,000 in the 1960s to about 300,000 under the 1972 Marine Mammal Protection Act.
Sea Lions With Gunshot Wounds Found Dead Near SeattleSince September, six sea lions have died from gunshot wounds in near Seattle and another seven are suspected to have died from "acute trauma" caused by humans.
Deadly Disease Outbreak Threatening Bay Area Sea LionsA major outbreak of a deadly disease has sickened more than 200 seas lions along the Northern California coast
NOAA Study Says Sea Lion Population Has Hit Record NumberA new study shows that the sea lions that have become so ubiquitous at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco are thriving everywhere, with the sea mammals numbers tripling in recent years.
Sea Lion Bites Bay Swimmer Near San Francisco Aquatic ParkAttacks by sea lions or seals like the one that left a swimmer near San Francisco's Aquatic Park with serious injuries Thursday are fairly rare, an expert said.
Dozens Of Sea Lions Sickened With Domoic Acid Poisoning Something in the water has made dozens of sea lions sick, leaving experts at the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito scrambling to help them.
Sea Lions Rescued Off SoCal Coast Show Signs Of PoisoningMarine experts say 12 pregnant female sea lions rescued in Southern California waters exhibited signs of poisoning that may be linked to toxic ocean algae blooms.
NOAA Says Warmer Pacific Could Be Behind Starving Sea Lion Pups, Warns Of Less Productive OceanStarving 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.
Number Of Stranded Sea Lion Pups On California Beaches Spiking To New HighFederal 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 SausalitoOcean 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.