California Sea Lion Deaths

Domoic Poison Strikes California’s Central Coast

Since the beginning of April, Julia Parker has seen 216 sick pelagic birds come into the Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network. There were only four in February, and three in March. Of those 216, mostly loons, grebes, and murres, only 65 survived long enough to be transferred to the International Bird Rescue center in San Pedro. Many more have been found dead on nearby beaches.

  Editor’s Note:  Another unusual rash of marine mammals have beached themselves requiring rescue operations  along the Pacific coastline.  Along the north coast of California, the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, reports 429 pinniped rescues as of early May 2014,… Read More ›