Two SLO County sea lions were released back into the ocean near San Francisco on Sunday, August 6, 2017, weeks after they were rescued at the Oceano Dunes. They were sick with domoic acid toxicity, which can cause brain damage and seizures.
The Marine Mammal Center has been rescuing and rehabilitating sea lions sick with domoic acid toxicity, which can cause brain damage. If you see a sea lion showing symptoms such as disorientation or head-bobbing, don't approach it. Call the Distre
Allison Gong, a Santa Cruz-based marine biologist and biology professor, came across hundreds of birds cawing loudly in Monterey Bay on September 1, 2017. "This is what it's like to be in a mixed flock of sooty shearwaters and common murres," she
California sea lions have made a dramatic recovery across the West Coast under the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972. The number of sea lions has tripled from fewer than 89,000 in 1975 to 257,000 in 2014, according to a recent study. In Morro B
Here's how the Oceano Dunes were "shaped and sculpted into what we see today." Ronnie Glick, a senior environmental scientist, explains this natural 'geologic wonder' in southern San Luis Obispo County.
January is the middle of the birthing and mating season — the male elephant seals are usually at the Piedras Blancas rookery from December to March. Males fight for dominance and the right to breed with the female elephant seals, according to Frie
Piedras Blancas in San Simeon, California, is filled with elephant seals — so many you can barely see the sand in some places. Birthing and mating season lasts from December to January. This is when the pups are born and the adult males come to fi