Posted by: Sandy Steinman | June 9, 2021

California sea lions are facing a deadly, ‘unprecedented’ health crisis

The SF Chronicle reports

Sea lions off the California coast are increasingly facing a terminal diagnosis, one potentially linked to toxic, human-made chemicals from generations ago.

A report from Reuters found that California sea lions are increasingly being diagnosed with urogenital carcinoma, a startlingly common form of vital cancer among these water mammals. These creatures have the highest rates of cancer among any mammal, including humans.

Read more California sea lions are facing a deadly, ‘unprecedented’ health crisis

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