FROM David Bard
Sick and Starving Sea Lion Pups Wash Up in Record Numbers Sick and dying sea lion pups are washing up on the shores of California in much larger numbers than usual. Last week there were 1,200 taken to facilities throughout the state. The Marina Mammal Care Center at Fort MacArthur in San Pedro has taken in 300 sick and dying pups since the beginning of the year. David Bard is Director of Operations.
Toxic Algae Kills Local Sea Lions and Dolphins There's been a small-scale epidemic of dolphins and sea lions dead or dying on Southern California beaches of late, but they're just the on-shore evidence of a deadly poison that's come up the food chain. The Marine Mammal Care Center at Fort MacArthur in San Pedro is LA County's only hospital for sick, injured and orphaned marine animals. KCRW's Katie Cooper visited recently.
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