There is a major spike in the number of starving sea lion pups showing up on Central Coast beaches. While the influx is overwhelming facilities like the Marine Mammal Center in Morro Bay, all rescued animals are still being accepted according to spokesperson Laura Sherr.
The organization says it has rescued more than 500 animals so far this year, more than ever before in its 40 year history.
An animal species unique to the Channel Islands could soon be removed from the federal Threatened and Endangered Species List.
Federal reports show four subspecies of the Island Fox found on six of the eight Channel Islands are making a remarkable comeback. As a result the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is initiating a review process to see if the animals should remain protected.
Experts say the recovery is the fastest population rebound recorded for any land mammal in the U.S. thanks to a robust restoration plan.