“The Spirit of the Northwest,” Channel 3, Eureka, recently ran a televised spot about the recent spate of Sea Lions becoming entangled in lines in Crescent City, California. The Northcoast Marine Mammal Center, located in Crescent City, serves an area encommpassing Eureka and Arcata and ends South of these cities at Shelter Cove. Our Stranding Network regularly brings injured, sick, or abandoned pinnipeds from this area. The article is timely. To read the Channel 3 web version go to the following link:
Four sea lions found entangled in last three months in Crescent City
CRESCENT CITY- A California Sea Lion was found entangled in Crescent City on Sunday.
The North Coast Marine Mammal Center says that this sea lion is the fourth one to be found caught in something over the last three months. Marine officials do not know exactly what the sea lions are getting caught in, and have not been able to break any of them free from their entanglements.
If you come across any marine animal in distress, you can call the North Coast Marine Mammal Center Stranding Line at (707) 951-4722.
Officials also urge you to pick up any rope, wire or plastic you see on the beach.