Hundreds of sick sea lions reported along Ventura, Santa Barbara coast

Hundreds of sick and dying sea lions have been showing up along the Southern California coast in recent weeks.  Experts say a toxic algal bloom is likely to blame.

Wildlife officials warned Friday that rescue and rehabilitation centers are being inundated as hundreds of sick sea lions continue to turn up along the southern California coast. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials have called it a large-scale stranding event that they suspect is due to the toxicity of domoic acid. Sick and dead wildlife … Read more

In the UAE, sea turtles in distress are getting a helping hand

A girl carries a sea turtle to be released on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on Tuesday, June 6, 2023. As sea turtles around the world become more vulnerable due to climate change, the UAE is working to protect the creatures.  (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) The baby sea turtle flapped its flippers as it was lowered into the ocean, only to be driven ashore by the strong tide. She tried again, and she did it this time, swimming fast and deep in the waters of the Persian Gulf that lap a series of beachside … Read more

Rising sea levels are likely to wreak havoc much sooner than expected

There is a group of white people in autumn clothes standing near a swamp with measuring tools.  It's a sunny day

Professor David Burdick and his students measure potential sea level changes.Bill Butcher/USFWS/Wikimedia Commons This story was originally published by Hakai magazine and is reproduced here as part of the Climate window collaboration. Around the world, communities are preparing for sea level rise: The Netherlands is stabilizing its dykes, Senegal is relocating neighborhoods, and Indonesia is … Read more

“Unprecedented” numbers of dead and sick sea lions wash up on famous California beaches

A seal on a beach in California.

A sea lion on a beach near the Marine Mammal Care Center in San Pedro, California. Photo: Los Angeles Unified School District Hundreds of sea lions and dolphins are washing up dead or sick on California beaches from an offshore toxic algae bloom, officials warn. Drive the news: The Marine Mammal Care Center, which serves … Read more