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California Sea Lions

Sea Lions Devour Sharks, Proving You Know Squat About The Food Chain

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 11.03.2015 | Science

Think you understand the ocean's food chain? This photo of a sea lion attacking a small thresher shark might throw you for a loop. While it's actua...

Unprecedented Sea Lion Strandings Linked To Warmer Pacific

Reuters | Posted 04.21.2015 | Green

By Mary Papenfuss SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 18 (Reuters) - The strandings of a record number of sea lion pups along the California coast this...

Adorable Sea Lion Pup Hitches A Ride On A Kayak

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 02.18.2015 | Green

A family kayaking in Santa Barbara harbor in California on Saturday found themselves paddling with an extra passenger when a sea lion pup hopped aboar...

Record Sea Lion Pup Strandings Reported In Southern California

Reuters | Posted 03.31.2015 | Green

By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO, Jan 28 (Reuters) - California sea lions - mainly pups - are turning up stranded and starved on Southern Ca...

Struggling Businesses Sue Over Sea Lion Poop Stench

Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Matt Hickman: First neighbor-irking demolition projects and now the “foul, noxious, and sickening” stench of sea l...

Sea Lion Found Shot On California Beach

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 11.11.2013 | Green

Authorities at the Santa Barbara Marine Mammal Center are investigating the disturbing case of a sea lion suffering from a bullet wound. Nezzie is ...

From Starving Sea Lions to Solutionary Kids

Megan Pincus Kajitani | Posted 05.28.2013 | Green
Megan Pincus Kajitani

Plenty of thoughts raced through my mind as we looked down at the dead sea lion pup, thoughts of both a mother and of a humane educator. Should we stop coming here, is it too traumatic? Is it good for her to see what's really happening?

Want to Save Starving Sea Lion Pups? Here's How

Megan Pincus Kajitani | Posted 05.18.2013 | Green
Megan Pincus Kajitani

Many marine scientists believe that, at the rate we're going, the seas will be barren by 2048. (Did you get that? No sea life in 35 years!)

Of Little Fish, Cute Mammals, and the Law of Unintended Consequences

Glen Martin | Posted 12.23.2012 | Green
Glen Martin

A recent statement sounded alarms over declining Pacific herring stocks. Why such a big fuss over such tiny fish? As well as constituting the basis for idiosyncratic pizzas, these fish are critical forage for a great number of other marine species.

Mystery Of Sea Lions' Deep Dives Explained

| Posted 09.20.2012 | Science

by Brian Switek California sea lions are champion deep-divers, withstanding descents more than 300 meters deep. Now, a female California sea lion ...

Denver Zoo's Physically-Challenged Seal Dies

Posted 08.26.2012 | Denver

It's been a sad couple of days at the Denver Zoo. Bismarck, a popular 5-year-old California sea lion passed away under anesthesia while being prepped ...

PHOTOS: Local Third Graders Send Adorable Letters To Save The Sea Lions

Sarah Medina | Posted 05.22.2012 | San Francisco

A local class of third graders at San Francisco's Lafayette Elementary School has started a letter campaign to save California sea lions who live arou...

New Home For Salmon-Eating Sea Lion From California

| Susanne Rust | Posted 04.24.2012 | Chicago

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Susanne Rust As the tally of sea lion deaths at the Bonneville Dam in Washington state...

Is Killing Sea Lions Really The Answer?

Reuters | Posted 05.16.2012 | Green

By Teresa Carson PORTLAND, Ore., March 15 (Reuters) - The states of Oregon and Washington can kill sea lions that have feasted on end...

LOOK: Wounded Sea Lion Stops Traffic Crossing Eight-Lane Highway

Posted 12.03.2011 | San Francisco

An injured sea lion that stopped traffic on Saturday morning after she crossed an eight-lane highway in Burlingame, Calif., was found to have suffered...

PHOTOS: 9 Places To Spot California Sea Lions And Seals

2010-12-10-overhead_Trazzler.jpg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

By Megan Cytron With a population of 238,000, there are enough California sea lions to populate a slippery city the size of Scottsdale, Arizona. Cali...

Sea Lions Pups Washing Up On California Beaches By The Dozen

Treehugger | Jaymi Heimbuch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Marine mammal experts report that dozens of sick and hungry sea lion pups have washed up on California shores this winter, many not making it even wit...