SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A feisty young sea lion is back in the Northern California wild after five weeks of rehabilitation to treat a severe shark bite, domoic acid poisoning and...
SEATTLE (AP) — U.S. authorities on Friday gave wildlife managers in Washington, Oregon and Idaho permission to start killing hundreds of sea lions in the Columbia River basin in hopes of helping...
KENAI, Alaska (AP) — A female Steller sea lion at the Alaska SeaLife Center is pregnant and expected to give birth within months, officials said.
HONOLULU (AP) — Two sea lions rescued off the coast of California are making their debut at a new home in a Hawaii aquatic park.
The sea lions named Niblet and Brawler are 3-year-old females...
A sea lion wandered far from water in southwest Washington state.
The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the Steller sea lion, weighing around 600 pounds, was discovered in a wooded area outside...
DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) — A baby gray whale heading south with its mother was spotted swimming alongside dolphins and sea lions off the Southern California coast.
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A California sea lion suffering from two pellet gun wounds had to be euthanized, a rescue group said Tuesday.
The female yearling was found in distress at the...
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A sea lion pup was in critical condition but “still feisty” Wednesday after it fell more than 30 feet (9 meters) from a footbridge onto a highway in California,...
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — More than 1,100 sea lions could be killed annually along a stretch of the Columbia River on the Oregon-Washington border to boost faltering populations of salmon and steelhead,...
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Visitors to Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium can now see two newborn sea lion pups in the zoo's Sea Lion Pavilion.
A big rebound in the sea lion population along the West Coast in recent years has created a constant battle to wrangle the protected animals. They're smart and fun to watch from a safe distance,...
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — More California sea lions preying on imperiled salmon in the Columbia River below a hydroelectric project on the Oregon-Washington border are being killed under a revised...
Baby sea lion rescued from busy California highway
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A baby sea lion wandered onto a busy highway in South San Francisco Tuesday, stopping vehicles and alarming motorists before officials whisked it away.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Officials say two sea lion sisters have died after 17 years at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo.
The Journal Gazette reports Thursday Grits died March 30 while under...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A plan to kill California sea lions to save an endangered run of fish on a river that cuts through Portland, Oregon, appears to be working just months after wildlife...
SEATTLE (AP) — Federal officials are attempting to find the people who are killing sea lions near Seattle, offering a $20,000 reward for information to find the perpetrators.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A sea lion lunged onto a fishing boat off the Aleutian Islands last weekend, biting a crew member on the leg and trying to pull him into the water, officials said.
It marked the third time since 2017 that Stellar sea lions have bitten fishermen from the community of Sand Point on their legs.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon wildlife officials have started killing California sea lions that threaten a fragile and unique type of trout in the Willamette River, a body of water that's miles inland from the coastal areas where the massive carnivorous aquatic mammals usually congregate to feed.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — American conservationist Kristine Tompkins said Thursday that the creation of Argentina's first marine national parks is a milestone that gets it close to meeting its U.N. recommended goal for 2020.
Argentina's Congress on Wednesday approved the "Yaganes" and "Namuncura-Banco Burdwood II" parks in the southernmost Argentine sea, covering a combined area of 39,000 square miles (101,000 square kilometers).
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Congress has agreed to make it easier to kill sea lions threatening fragile runs of salmon in the Northwest.
POINT REYES STATION, Calif. (AP) — A California sea lion was recently found dead with several gunshot wounds on a beach at Point Reyes National Seashore.
The spokesman for the national park said a visitor found the male sea lion more than a week ago and took a photo which showed the gunshot wounds.
A winter storm prevented marine biologists from getting to the carcass until Nov. 30.
SEATTLE (AP) — A bill that would make it easier to kill sea lions that feast on imperiled salmon in the Columbia River has cleared the U.S. Senate.
State wildlife managers say rebounding numbers of sea lions are eating more salmon than ever and their appetites are undermining billions of dollars of investments to restore endangered fish runs.
SEATTLE (AP) — A necropsy has determined that a seal lion died from a gunshot wound, marking the 10th to have been found shot and killed in the Puget Sound.
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports the Seal Sitters Marine Mammal Stranding Network confirmed the death of the sea lion found in west Seattle last week.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A pair of visually impaired 2-year-old sea lions has joined the four sea lions already at the zoo in New Orleans.
Ayah and Jolee were both malnourished when they were rescued along the California coast in June 2017, according to a news release Friday from the Audubon Zoo.
SEATTLE (AP) — Since September, six sea lions have died from gunshot wounds in central Puget Sound and Kitsap County.
The Seattle Times reports that another seven are suspected to have died from "acute trauma" caused by humans, including a decomposed sea lion with its head sliced off found washed ashore Tuesday in a West Seattle cove.
SEATTLE (AP) — Necropsies on the carcasses of two California sea lions that recently washed up on the shores of the residential area of West Seattle both showed the mammals had been shot.
A team of scientists performed the necropsies Thursday. The results confirmed that four of the five sea lions that washed ashore in the area since late September were shot.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon wildlife managers on Thursday received federal approval to trap and kill California sea lions that eat protected fish.
The National Marine Fisheries Service approved the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife's request to trap and euthanize up to 93 animals a year on the lower Willamette River.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska salmon boat skipper who killed endangered Steller sea lions with a shotgun and hindered an investigation has been fined $20,000 in federal court.
Jon Nichols, 31, of Cordova, was sentenced Tuesday to five years' probation, three months of home confinement and 400 hours of community service.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Deborah Smith also ordered Nichols to publicly apologize in a national commercial fishing magazine.
SAUSALITO, Calif. (AP) — A rescue center says California sea lions are coming down with a potentially fatal bacterial infection in near-record numbers.
The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito says more than 220 sea lions rescued this year have been diagnosed with leptospirosis.
It's the second-largest outbreak recorded by the rescue center.
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A sea lion, rescued after being found with fish hooks embedded in her mouth, has made it to San Nicolas Island — the most remote of California's Channel Islands.
The Orange County Register reports Huntington Beach City Lifeguards found the sea lion, named Raptor, on the sand near the Huntington Beach Pier on June 13.
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Foreign tourists are flocking to a group of rocky islands a few miles off the coast of Peru's capital for a once-in-a-lifetime experience: a chance to swim with sea lions.
The 39 rocky islands near Lima are home to an untold number of sea lions who bathe gracefully and feast on abundant fish that thrive in the cold-water Humboldt current.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Wildlife officials came up with a new plan to try and coax a Steller sea lion back to the ocean after it had been shuffling through neighborhoods in Sitka since Friday.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A popular, elderly sea lion known has died at the Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines.
The Des Moines Register reports that Pupper died Thursday. She was 29.
Preliminary results of a necropsy show she suffered a chronic health condition. The zoo says in a statement that Pupper received care related to her age, but did not display any symptoms of pain.
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A bill that would make it easier to kill sea lions that gobble endangered salmon in the Columbia River has cleared a key committee in the U.S. Senate.
The measure allows the federal government to issue permits to Washington, Idaho and Oregon, and several Pacific Northwest tribes, allowing up to 100 sea lions to be killed a year.
KENAI, Alaska (AP) — Researchers are turning to crowdfunding to keep afloat the video equipment used to monitor sea lions at a rookery just south of Resurrection Bay.
ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — Kristin Covert was on the deck of her house near the east side of the Astoria Bridge watching sailboats arrive Sunday evening for a yacht race when one boat in particular caught her eye.
She picked up a scope to get a closer look and saw a huge splash.
Her first thought was, "Whoa, that was a really big sea lion."
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife says its latest attempt to discourage savvy sea lions from feasting on native fish at Willamette Falls has proven to be an exercise in futility.
The agency reports more than 25 California sea lions and Steller sea lions continue to prey on salmon, steelhead, sturgeon and lamprey at the falls between West Linn and Oregon City.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Federal prosecutors have charged an Alaska salmon boat captain and a crew member with killing 15 endangered Steller sea lions nearly three years ago.
Thirty-one-year-old Jon Nichols of Cordova, skipper of the Iron Hide, and 21-year-old deckhand Teddy Turgeon of Wasilla also are charged with obstructing the government's investigation.
NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) — The 700-pound sea lion blinked in the sun, sniffed the sea air and then lazily shifted to the edge of the truck bed and plopped onto the beach below.
Freed from the cage that carried him to the ocean, the massive marine mammal shuffled into the surf, looked left, looked right and then started swimming north as a collective groan went up from wildlife officials who watched from the shore.
Salmon, Steelhead Set Back by Hungry Sea Lions
CANNON BEACH, Ore. (AP) — People gathered this weekend to watch researchers perform a necropsy on a Steller sea lion that was found dead near Haystack Rock in Cannon Beach.
The Daily Astorian reports the sea lion that washed ashore Feb. 26 was moved to south to a more remote section of beach.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The population of California sea lions has tripled in the past 40 years to more than 250,000.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two unusual sea lion attacks in a San Francisco Bay cove led authorities to close the popular area to swimmers Friday as officials try to determine the reason for the aggressive behavior.
A sea lion bit a man in the groin area Friday as he swam in the waters off San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park, park spokesman Lynn Cullivan said. It was "a very serious bite," and the man was taken to a hospital, he said.
ISLAMORADA, Fla. (AP) — Eight sea lions have returned home to a marine attraction in the Florida Keys after being evacuated ahead of Hurricane Irma.
The sea lions arrived back at Theater of the Sea following a two-month stay at a marine mammal facility near Sarasota.
Theater of the Sea curator Beverly Osborne said Wednesday the sea lions were evacuated because they are primarily terrestrial marine mammals, and there was a risk they might be hit by flying debris.
LITCHFIELD PARK, Ariz. (AP) — The Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park west of Phoenix has welcomed Arizona's first baby sea lion.
Officials say the pup was born a few weeks ago.
Since it's the first marine mammal to be born in Arizona, the baby has been named Sunny.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — State officials are warning Oregonians to keep their dogs away from sea lions.
A bacterial outbreak that began last month has been causing sick or dead sea lions to strand themselves on beaches in Lincoln, Tillamook and Clatsop counties.
The disease can spread through contact with urine or other bodily fluids of an infected animal. Dogs are more likely to come into contact with distressed sea lions, so they face a higher risk of infection than people.
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (AP) — California wildlife officials say a veterinarian decided an injured sea lion spotted around Dana Point Harbor in Southern California had to be euthanized due the severity of its injuries.
The Orange County Register reports (http://bit.ly/2eOcUT4 ) a team from the Pacific Marine Mammal Center found the 3-year-old, 100-pound sea lion at Baby Beach and took it to a Laguna center to be examined.
DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) — Multiple agencies are searching for an injured sea lion that has been spotted in Dana Point Harbor in Southern California in the past few days.
The Orange County Register reports (http://bit.ly/2xOxjfL ) staff from the Pacific Marine Mammal Center and Sheriff's Harbor Patrol deputies set out Tuesday to search for the sea lion that was first seen Aug. 31 with a severe injury to his hindquarters.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — He's big and he's loud.
A nearly 700-pound blind California sea lion named Buddy has taken up residence at the Los Angeles Zoo, where his vocalizations can be heard throughout the 133-acre (54-hectare) facility.
The zoo said Monday the approximately 10-year-old sea lion is adapting well to his habitat at the Sea Life Cliffs exhibit since arriving in late May.