Emaciated Sea Lion Pup (image) NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region Share Print E-Mail Caption Many sea lion pups in California's Channel Islands are underweight and are washing up on beaches starving are dead. Biologists suspect unusually warm ocean conditions are reducing marine productivity, causing female sea lions to struggle to find sufficient food to nurse the pups. For further details http://www.afsc.noaa.gov/News/CA_sea_lions.htm Credit NOAA Fisheries/Alaska Fisheries Science Center Usage Restrictions Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Alaska Fisheries Science Center Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.