Environmental changes stress West Coast sea lions

From NOAA’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center:

“In Southern California hundreds of starving sea lion pups are washing up on beaches, filling marine mammal care centers that scarcely can hold them all.  Meanwhile thousands of adult male California sea lions are surging into the Pacific Northwest, crowding onto docks and jetties in coastal communities.  How can animals from the same population be struggling in one region while thriving in another? The answer lies in the division of family responsibilities between male and female sea lions, and the different ways each responds to an ever-changing ocean. … “

Read more from NOAA here:  Environmental changes stress West Coast sea lions

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