<menu id="4ecki"></menu>
<xmp id="4ecki"><tt id="4ecki"></tt>
  • <xmp id="4ecki"><menu id="4ecki"></menu>
    <menu id="4ecki"></menu>
    <dd id="4ecki"></dd>
  • SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A rise in the number of ailing and malnourished sea lions along the California coastline has marine experts somewhat puzzled, KNTV reports.

    a body of water: A sea lion swims along the Pacific Ocean coast in La Jolla on August 7, 2018 in San Diego, California. There's been a surge in sick, hungry sea lions off California coast and it is puzzling marine biologists.? Mario Tama/Getty Images North America/TNS A sea lion swims along the Pacific Ocean coast in La Jolla on August 7, 2018 in San Diego, California. There's been a surge in sick, hungry sea lions off California coast and it is puzzling marine biologists.

    About 130 sea lions and pups are now being treated at the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, Calif., KRON reported.

    The center normally treats 50 to 70 young sea lions from April to June, said Greg Frankfurter, wildlife veterinarian at the facility, KNTV reported.

    Some of the adult California sea lions may be suffering from domoic acid poisoning, related to toxic algae blooms in the ocean, according to the station. But experts aren't sure why they're also seeing more malnourished pups.

    "Whether there is some underlying condition, we haven't been able to determine," Frankfurter said, KNTV reported. It may be related to the domoic acid poisoning cases in adults.

    The upswing follows a similar surge in sea lion strandings in spring 2018 as well as a rise in California gray whale deaths in early 2019, KRON reported.

    "We're seeing a lot of different animals being impacted from the gray whales that are coming in thin to the issues that we are seeing with Guadalupe animals and the sea lions up and down the coast," Frankfurter said, according to the station. "It's definitely a sign of the ocean overall. All of it might (connect) to climate change, relating to warming oceans."

    Experts warn beachgoers to keep their distance from stranded or sick sea lions, The San Francisco Chronicle reported.

    "We are seeing more California sea lion strandings right now – both young pups that are starving as well as older animals affected by domoic acid poisoning, which could cause them to act strangely or be more aggressive," said Laura Sherr, a Maine Mammal Center spokeswoman, according to the publication.

    In June, a sea lion bit a 13-year-old girl standing in the surf at Pismo Beach near San Luis Obispo, McClatchy previously reported. The sea lion appears to have been suffering from domoic acid poisoning, the Marine Mammal Center said.

    Visit The Sacramento Bee (Sacramento, Calif.) at www.sacbee.com

    TOPICS FOR YOU
    Feedback

    Found the story interesting?

    Like us on Facebook to see similar stories


    Send MSN Feedback

    We appreciate your input!

    Please give an overall site rating:

    口袋彩店官网平台口袋彩店官网主页口袋彩店官网网站口袋彩店官网官网口袋彩店官网娱乐 台州 | 汕尾 | 青海西宁 | 江西南昌 | 张家口 | 新乡 | 黔东南 | 丽水 | 济南 | 北海 | 汉中 | 建湖 | 梧州 | 博罗 | 武威 | 吉林 | 中卫 | 怀化 | 迁安市 | 桐城 | 乌兰察布 | 阿拉善盟 | 灵宝 | 连云港 | 张家口 | 泸州 | 五家渠 | 荆州 | 湘西 | 怒江 | 山西太原 | 黄南 | 淮南 | 黑河 | 广饶 | 天长 | 宜春 | 三明 | 垦利 | 漯河 | 海宁 | 黔南 | 丹阳 | 永新 | 广元 | 咸阳 | 朝阳 | 徐州 | 招远 | 台北 | 黄冈 | 湛江 | 怒江 | 济南 | 建湖 | 金华 | 双鸭山 | 昌吉 | 七台河 | 通化 | 蓬莱 | 景德镇 | 河北石家庄 | 桓台 | 定西 | 琼中 | 沭阳 | 宣城 | 海宁 | 江西南昌 | 惠州 | 南平 | 呼伦贝尔 | 霍邱 | 大理 | 保山 | 日喀则 | 台湾台湾 | 开封 | 山南 | 衡水 | 唐山 | 庆阳 | 山东青岛 | 醴陵 | 吐鲁番 | 宝应县 | 广汉 | 绵阳 | 黄石 | 固原 | 海宁 | 海宁 | 红河 | 绥化 | 余姚 | 迁安市 |