Tuesday, October 14, 2008

More on the Sea Lion Pup

We talked to the harbormaster when we were leaving Santa Barbara. He told us the young pup went to a non-profit marine mammal rescue group. They would fix him up and then give him a ride to one of the channel islands.

His case was not uncommon. The moms get tired of feeding the adolescents, so they kick them out on their own. Some of the pups thrive, while others get sick and look for a place to take it easy. Without human help in these cases they fade away or become easy targets for sharks.

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