Max Eternity - Two separate articles from Treehugger speak to the alarming rate that sea lions seem to be disappearing from the California coast. Some experts are saying that this relate to migratory and food patterns, while others suggest climate change is at play, in some instances resulting in the starvation of the more vulnerable animals, namely the pups. From Treehuger:
As early as last month, there were estimated to be at least 1500 sea lions off of San Francisco's famous Pier 39. Now, most appear to have all but vanished. A few stragglers lounge on piers where hundreds of sea lions used to lay in massive stacks--so where did the famous mammals go? Read more.