Trend of People Taking Selfies With Sick Sea Lion Pups in SoCal Alarms Marine Life Experts

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Wildlife services in California are being pushed to their limits this year. Since January 2015, every month has set a record in sea lion “strandings,” mostly sea lion pups, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. This photograph shows a sea lion mother and pup at normal weight. (Credit: Jim Milbury/NOAA)

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Marine life experts have called how some people are treating sick sea lion pups washing ashore on Southern California beaches -- including the trend of taking selfies with them -- appalling. They are trying to educate people about the problem and urging people not to take selfies with them. Volunteers on Sunday held a fundraiser in Orange County in order to help the animals. Kacey Montoya reports from Huntington Beach for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on May 3, 2015.

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