SOS Series: Saving Our Sea Lions
Watch the NMMF's series on the California sea lion crisis and the team's response.
NMMF's Dr. Cynthia Smith discusses the 2013 California sea lion pup stranding event on KPBS Evening Edition. Also, listen to Dr. Smith on Midday Edition.
What is happening?
More sea lions, warmer ocean temperatures, and changes in high-nutrient prey availability are all causes of the record high numbers of starving pups coming ashore in California. High stranding numbers during the early months of the past three years have been declared an Unusual Mortality Event.