San Luis Obispo Tribute: Harassment of Baby Seals, Sea Lions Triples at SLO County Beaches
- Natural history
Published in San Luis Obispo Tribute: April 27, 2022
Rescuers saw an alarming increase in “negative human interactions with seal pups” on San Luis Obispo County shores last year, according to The Marine Mammal Center.
Humans interacted with young marine mammals a total of 18 times there in 2021, according to Giancarlo Rulli, spokesman for The Marine Mammal Center. The nonprofit organization is headquartered in Sausalito, where its main hospital is located, but has animal care facilities in Morro Bay and Moss Landing.
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