Scientists say nearly half of all the sea lion pups born in island rookeries off Southern California this season have died and hundreds of starving pups are washing up on beaches between San Diego and Santa Barbara.
A dozen pelicans were back on the beach Friday after receiving treatment for a variety of ailments.
Stories about the young, thin and carefree starving themselves in California are not unusual. But this isn’t a story about Hollywood starlets. It’s a story about a different kind of wildlife: Pelicans.