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Sea Lions Washing Ashore in California

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Sea Lions Washing Ashore in California

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Sea Lions Washing Ashore in California

Sea Lions Washing Ashore in California

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Dead sea lions are turning up on California beaches once more. The culprit is demoic acid, which is present in the algae that the seals ingest while eating fish. The acid has a debilitating effect on the sea lions' nervous system.