Stranded, starving and sickly sea lion pups are showing up by the hundreds on California beaches, miles from their mothers who would normally be nursing their young. The situation is reaching crisis proportions, and keeping a valiant team of experts busy as the California Stranding Network answers the call to rehabilitate rescued pups. We talk with Justin Viezbicke, NOAA Fisheries California Stranding Network coordinator, who gives some insight into what is happening to California sea lions, what the stranding network is doing, and how you can help.
Everyday Action: Report sightings of stranded animals to 1-866-767-6114. Support and donate to the members of the California Stranding Network.
For more information, please visit:
- NOAA Fisheries Marine Mammal Stranding Response Program
- North Coast Marine Mammal Center
- The Marine Mammal Center
- Channel Islands Marine and Wildlife Institute
- California Wildlife Center
- Marine Mammal Care Center at Fort MacArthur
- Pacific Marine Mammal Center
- Sea World Rescue
- Marine Animal Rescue, Los Angeles
- Santa Barbara Marine Mammal Center