Stranded Sea Lions Rescued In Southern California


Peter Wallerstein of Marine Animal Rescue Mike Remski place a... News PhotoAnimal,Cage,California,City Of Los Angeles,Horizontal,Human Interest,Rescue,Sea Lion,USA,Underweight,Young AnimalPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesLOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 05: Peter Wallerstein (R) of Marine Animal Rescue Mike Remski place a malnourished sea lion pup in a cage after rescuing it from Dockweiler State Beach on April 5, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. The sea lion pup, which weighed only 15 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)