Young sea lion recovers from shark bite, returns to ocean

A feisty young sea lion is back in the Northern California wild after five weeks of rehabilitation to treat a severe shark bite, domoic acid poisoning and malnutrition. The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito said Monday that it had successfully released Jenya last week at Rodeo Beach in the Marin Headlands. The male sea lion […]

Early-arriving endangered Chinook salmon take the brunt of sea lion predation

A sea lion devours a salmon. Credit: LE Baskow The Columbia River is home to one of the West Coast’s most important Chinook salmon runs. Through late spring and early summer, mature fish return from the sea and begin their arduous journey upriver to spawn. In recent years, these fish have faced an additional challenge: […]

Early-arriving endangered Chinook salmon take the brunt of sea lion predation

IMAGE: A sea lion devours a salmon. view more  Credit: LE Baskow The Columbia River is home to one of the West Coast’s most important Chinook salmon runs. Through late spring and early summer, mature fish return from the sea and begin their arduous journey upriver to spawn. In recent years, these fish have faced an […]