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Researchers Say El Nino Having Major Impacts On Sea Lions, Fur Seals Off Central, South Coasts

Posted on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 7:57am

Adult and sea lion pups on San Miguel Island (NOAA Photo by Paul Hillman)

Researchers say we’re seeing yet another impact of a growing El Nino pattern off the Central and South Coasts.

Biologists have been studying California sea lion, and Northern fur seal rookeries in the Channel Islands, and say it appears we could have another huge wave of malnourished and stranded pups.

KCLU’s Lance Orozco has an update on the ongoing story of the crisis facing the young mammals off our coast.

Click on link to listen to/download story:  El Nino Impacting Coastal Mammals

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