The California coast is seeing the second largest outbreak of sick sea lions in recorded history. Since January, 19 sea lions infected with leptospirosis, a potentially fatal bacterial infection, have been picked up on Marin County shores. The Sausalito-based Marine Mammal Center has responded to 220 infected sea lions—more than half of all those rescued this year . . .

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