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Piecing together the clues behind the rash of sea lion deaths




Malnourished and dehydrated sea lion pups recovering in the
Malnourished and dehydrated sea lion pups recovering in the "intensive care unit" of the Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach.
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It's been a grim time for Southern California sea lions. The creatures have been dying at an alarming rate and hundreds have washed up on shore, gravely malnourished.

Scientists have been baffled by this phenomena and have yet to nail down a cause. Now as new pups are being born, wildlife experts are wondering if this next generation of sea lions will be able to survive.

Wired science reporter Nadia Drake joins the show with more.