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Residents look on as sea lion gives birth at Shoreline Park

A California sea lion gave birth to a female pup on the rocks of Tiburon’s Shoreline Park last week — an unusual occurrence in both timing and location for a sea lion birth, according to experts. Officials from the Marine Mammal Center rescued both sea lions from the shore the morning of Aug. 1 and took them to the Point Reyes National Seashore to nurse in a quiet location. “This is one of those events that worked really well — nearly perfectly,” said Dave Zahniser, the rescue and response manager at the mammal center, praising members of the public for alerting the mammal center and for keeping their distance from the nursing mother. (Claire Tarnoff photo)

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