Two weeks ago, we ran the story of a seal pup found four miles from the sea in Sweedish woods. Now there are reports of scores more pinnipeds miles inland in California.
The number of the starving animals stranded along the southern California coastline has been rising since January, but usually they were just found on beaches. Now they were everywhere. And there were hundreds of them.
And, while the immediate crisis seems to have abated, experts are scratching their heads over what could have caused a tidal wave of sick and malnourished animals over the last two or three months.