Newsweek Article: California Sea Lions Are Dying – Now Scientists Know Why
California Sea Lions Are Dying – Now Scientists Know Why
By Jess Thomson, September 8, 2023
Several sea lions have been found dead and dying along the California coast, with scientists suspecting a bacterial disease is the culprit.
Twelve dead sea lions were found in Bodega Bay, with 10 more in the city of Fort Bragg. Over 70 sick sea lions were taken to the local Marine Mammal Center. Samples from the sick and dead sea lions revealed that the mammals were suffering from an infection of leptospirosis.