Ocean Matters to Sea Lions and, Ultimately, to Us

Ocean Matters to Sea Lions and, Ultimately, to Us

Among the local scientists in Southern California, apparently no one can figure it out why 21 sea lions were recently found dead along the Orange County coast, but these individuals may not be ocean swimmers.

Over the last several months, the ocean waters have become more polluted than ever – from oil spills to simply disgusting smelly “ocean vomit” that washes up on the shores of Huntington Beach (see below). Day in and day out, ocean swimmers see these types of shoreline scenes…something tells us that sea lions and other creatures who exist 24/7 in these environments are not doing well.

Dr. Sylvia Earle, a famed American marine botanist, oceanographer, writer, author of 20 books, lecturer, Chief Scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and one of the world’s top experts on ocean science and conservation, talked with Rich Roll about the marine environment…listen here or watch below:

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