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Number of sea lions stranded along Pacific Coast has gone down, but is it a good thing?




Sea lions photographed at Point Dume on March 9, 2015
Sea lions photographed at Point Dume on March 9, 2015
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In 2015, more than 3,000 sea lions were found stranded throughout the Pacific Coast. 

So far this year the number is lower, but that might not be the good news it appears to be.

Scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association say recent surveys of the sea lion population have found fewer and fewer pups. 

Wildlife biologist with NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center in Seattle, Sharon Melin joined the show to discuss.

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