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Sea Lion Miscarriages May Be Caused by Virus

Jay Barrett/KMXT A relatively rare virus in Alaska is being looked at as the cause to an unusually high number of premature births among Steller Sea Lions around Kodiak Island. Marine mammal specialist Kate Wynne, with the University of Alaska’s Marine Advisory Program, says she found four dead pups while on a routine trip to sea lion haulouts this spring.

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