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California sea lions are suffering due an unusually warm pocket of water in the Pacific, dubbed "the blob." Their food source, anchovies, hake and squid have been moving farther away to find nutrient-rich cold water leaving the sea lions to starve.

TAGS: California, Movement

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Date Taken: 07.2015
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Date Uploaded: April 28, 2017, 1:14 p.m.
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