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March 21st, 2013
10:18 PM ET

Why are so many baby sea lions starving?

Hundreds of emaciated and starving sea lion pups are turning up on the beach in southern California. Scientists are trying to rescue them and uncover what's making the babies sick. Kyung Lah reports on the unprecedented crisis for the species.

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  1. Jackie C

    Thanks to EVERYONE working hard to keep these pups alive, I hope they find the answer to what is going on very soon so more don't die. I pray for all of God's little ocean creatures

    March 25, 2013 at 1:32 pm |
    • Carrie VDB

      Anyone check radiation levels in them or possibly their food supply? Just a thought. Thank You! for the hard work you are doing on this.

      April 15, 2013 at 1:59 pm |
  2. Steve Carpenter

    Two words: Fukushima fallout. 900 TRILLION bequerels of strontium 90 were flushed directly into the pacific. Alaska Airlines flight crews and polar bears started developing skin lesions and hair loss from airborn fallout within months. Now we are seeing the effects of the radiation on the pacific food chain.

    March 24, 2013 at 4:15 pm |
  3. Christina Consolo

    And not just Iodine and Strontium, but Cesium (for Fuku markers), Americium, Plutonium, and maybe the 1600 other elements that blew out of the reactors...which are still sizzling underground God know where (although I betcha our government knows)... Come on CNN, let's keep things honest, and rule out MASSIVE contamination of the Pacific and North America as a possible factor.

    March 23, 2013 at 5:51 pm |
  4. Stan Williams

    in a word: Fukushima.

    March 23, 2013 at 1:57 pm |

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