Stranded Sea Lions Rescued In Southern California

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A stranded and malnourished juvenile sea lion is rescued by Peter... News PhotoAnimal,California,Full Length,Horizontal,Human Interest,Long Beach - California,Sea Lion,USA,UnderweightPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesLONG BEACH, CA - APRIL 05: A stranded and malnourished juvenile sea lion is rescued by Peter Wallerstein of Marine Animal Rescue on April 5, 2013 in Long Beach, California. 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)