SAN DIEGO (CNS) - An ill sea lion rescued from a beach in Oceanside gave birth to a pup Wednesday at SeaWorld San Diego, according to the theme park.
The mother was picked up Tuesday after displaying signs of domoic acid poisoning. The acid is produced by algae and accumulates in shellfish, sardines and anchovies which are then eaten by sea lions, otters, cetaceans and humans, among others, affecting their brains, according to the Marine Mammal Center.
Exposure causes victims to become lethargic, disoriented and have seizures that are sometimes fatal.
The SeaWorld animal care team is providing round-the-clock care to the female baby sea lion, which was born sometime between midnight and 4 a.m. The care for the newborn, which appears to be healthy, includes tube feeding with a sea lion baby milk formula and electrolytes.
The goal is to help the mother regain her health and be reunited with her pup, park officials said.
A pilot suffered apparent non-life-threatening injuries Wednesday during a hard landing at the Ocotillo Wells Airport in Borrego Springs, authorities said.
The Mega Millions jackpot for Friday night's drawing hit $900 million on Wednesday after no one matched all six numbers Tuesday.
The Yes on Prop 6 Gas Tax Repeal Campaign hit the road Wednesday for two weeks of "Rush Hour Rallies."
The Del Mar International Horse Show will feature Olympic gold medalists, celebrity equestrians and local riders competing for nearly $300,000 in prize money.
Women-owned businesses are growing at a rate faster than you can imagine and on October 19th, Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) will host a free networking event for women.
Hillcrest residents on Tuesday gathered at a community forum to voice their concerns about the neighborhood’s growing homeless crisis.
The Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego on Tuesday released a ceremonial gunfire noise advisory for Wednesday, October 17th from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and again for Friday, October 19th, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
The City of Chula Vista honored a pair of Parks employees who stepped in to save a family from a house fire.
Warm temperatures will continue warming up through the weekend. Santa Ana wind event will produce low humidity and gusty winds. Offshore flow will weaken Wednesday.