Help For Homeless Sea Lions

— NPR's Renee Montagne reports on a facility in Laguna Beach, California that helps injured or homeless sea lions. This time last year, the shelter housed eight sea lions... now there are 83 animals, mostly pups. The shelter has been operating for 25 years and has had to turn homeless sea lions away in the last month. The El Nino weather pattern has hit their population hard. The fish that the sea lions usually eat have abandoned the unusually warm waters for deeper, colder parts of the ocean.

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