posted on Jun, 16 2009 @ 06:45 PM
SANTA CRUZ -- An overabundance of sea lion pups and an apparent lack of food has local animal rescuers racing to save them.
"We haven't seen anything like this outside of an El Niño year," said Shelbi Stoudt of the Marine Mammal Center in Moss Landing...."
I ran across a dead pup this morning on the beach. And then I saw the paper.
It seems to go along with all the other strange animal behavior around the globe.
This is so odd, though, they don't usually wash up in these numbers. What could be the cause? I mean starvation would have to mean no fish, but I
have heard reports of an abundance of fish in the Monterey Bay this year. (Except for anchovy's)
The water has jumped nearly 10 degrees. So that explains the anchovy decline.
I'm certainly no expert, but this is odd. I am going to research the behavior of the local whales and dolphins, they seem to predict natural
disasters quite well.
Our poor oceans are in a heap of a mess.