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Four Sea Lions Rescued from Starvation Released in Orange County
Matti, Pablo, Apolo and Taite got a second chance at life yesterday morning. The four sea lions, once found throughout Orange County's coastline underweight and malnourished, were released back into the wild with a crowd cheering them on at Crescent Bay in Laguna Beach. And by the looks of this video, the cute pinnipeds were sure thrilled to see the ocean again!
An exciting thing to see, for sure, but for the employees and volunteers at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center, this was serious business as usual. The non-profit organization rescues and rehabilitates marine mammals, usually seeing about 200 of them a year. Once recovered, the animals are released.
Pacific has recently made headlines, most notably with their assistance in helping untangle rope around a wayward whale in Dana Point and rescuing Fiddler, the especially cute sea lion who made his way onto a Newport Beach roof in April.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.