Sea lion death disappoints, puzzles Petersburg marine mammal observers

An emaciated young female sea lion rescued from rocks south of Petersburg last week died before it could be transported to the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward. The Petersburg Marine Mammal Center, volunteers and the SeaLife Center were hoping to nurse the sick animal back to good health in Seward before returning it to Southeast Alaska. Instead, they’ll try to find out why the sea lion died.

Joe Viechnicki, KFSK – Petersburg