Stranded Sea Lions Rescued In Southern California


A malnourished juvenile sea lion pup sits in a cage at White Point... News PhotoAnimal,Cage,California,City Of Los Angeles,Geographical Locations,Human Interest,Rescue,Sea Lion,Sitting,USA,Underweight,Vertical,Young AnimalPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesLOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 05: A malnourished juvenile sea lion pup sits in a cage at White Point Park after getting rescued by Peter Wallerstein of Marine Animal Rescue on April 5, 2013 in the San Pedro area of Los Angeles, California. The sea lion pup, which weighed only 25 pounds, was transported to Marine Mammal Care Center at Fort MacArthur for rehabilitation. All along the California coast, sea lions have been getting stranded in great numbers since January for reasons unknown. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Adminstration estimates that in the first three months of 2013, more than 900 malnourished sea lions have been rescued in the region compared to 100 during the same time period one year ago. Officials have declared an 'unusual mortality event' for the California sea lion, a designation that prompts immediate federal response. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)