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TO GO WITH AFP STORY US-environment-animals,FEATURE by Michael Thurston
Malnourished sea lion pups recover at the Marine Mammal Care Center at Fort MacArthur on April 9, 2013 in San Pedro, California. Sickly emaciated sea lion pups have been turning up on California’s coastline in unusually high numbers since January – with live strandings nearly three times higher than the historical average. AFP PHOTO/JOE KLAMAR