SeaWorld San Diego’s rescue team off to a busy start in 2020

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The rescue team at Sea World San Diego is dealing with a busy start to its year. The team says they’re seeing more and more seals and sea lions needing to be rescued.

We’re only 15 days into the new year and they have rescued more than 25 sea lions. They say it’s a 3-fold jump in the number of rescues during this time of year.

For the past 55 years, the rescue team at SeaWorld San Diego has saved more than 20,000 animals, and in 2019 they rescued more than 1,000 marine animals.

Severe winter storms to start the new year have created a dramatic spike in the number of sea lions that needed to be saved and rehabilitated, ranging from young to old.

SeaWorld’s rescue team is ready on a moment’s notice to respond to all ill, injured and stranded sea life.

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