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

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