San Diego lifeguards and SeaWorld San Diego assisted two adult California sea lions near the in La Jolla on Tuesday.
A spokesperson for SeaWorld said it transported an adult male sea lion to the park for examination on Tuesday afternoon. The sea lion weighed an estimated 300 pounds and was reportedly dehydrated, lethargic and underweight.
About an hour later, SeaWorld was back at the Cove to assist another male adult California sea lion.
The Cove is a popular hang out for sea lions.
Earlier this month on March 9, San Diego lifeguards and SeaWorld officials helped free a sea lion entangled in a fishing net on a rocky stretch of beach north of the Cove. The 175-pound seal had a hook stuck in his lower lip. That sea lion was freed and swam away. .
SeaWorld said it assists 200 distressed animals each year. So far this year, it has provided care for 24 marine mammals consisting of 20 California sea lions, two harbor seals and two elephant seals, according to a spokeswoman.
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