More ailing sea lions — or so it seemed

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The sea lions are killing me this year: This pup behind the Terranea Resort didn’t seem too hearty, but at least he roused himself when the waves splashed nearby.

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And I could swear this underfed specimen started approaching me, almost to beg for food. But I didn’t have any and there was a sign advising hikers not to disturb the marine animals, who were under observation. I still wished there was something I could do for the poor critters before I left them in peace.