Trend of people taking selfies with sick sea lion pups in SoCal alarms marine life experts

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'Sea Lion Selfies' Alarm Marine Life Experts

KTLA -- Marine life experts have called how some people are treating sick sea lion pups washing ashore on Southern California beaches - including the trend of taking selfies with them - appalling. They are trying to educate people about the problem and urging people not to take selfies with them. Volunteers on Sunday held a fundraiser in Orange County in order to help the animals. Kacey Montoya reports from Huntington Beach for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on May 3, 2015.

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Trend of people taking selfies with sick sea lion pups in SoCal alarms marine life experts

Amur leopard

(Photo: Jeff Pachoud, AFP/Getty Images)

Black rhino

(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Hawksbill turtle

(AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

Leatherback turtle

(AP Photo/David McFadden)

Mountain gorilla

(AP Photo/Jerome Delay)


(AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)

South China tiger

(AP Photo/Patricia Hagen, File)

Sumatran elephant

(AP Photo/Irwin Fedriansyah)

Sumatran orangutan

(AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)

Sumatran rhino

(AP Photo)

Sumatran tiger

(AP photo)

Western lowland gorilla

(AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Yangtze finless porpoise

(Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)

African wild dog

(AP Photo/Stew Milne)

Amur tiger

(AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

Bonobo baby Sambo looks around in the zoo of Frankfurt, Germany, Tuesday, April 24, 2012. The male chimpanzee baby was born on January 7 and had to be raised by hand. During the next days the baby will meet with it's fellow species in the zoo. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

Asian elephant

(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Bengal tiger

(AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

Black spider monkey

(Photo: Mauricio Lima, AFP/Getty Images)

Black-footed ferret

(AP Photo/Elijah Van Benschoten, File)

Bornean orangutan

(AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

Bluefin tuna

(AP Photo/Chris Park, File)


(AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

Giant panda

(AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)

Sea lion

(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)


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