5 of 5 This Distressed Sea Lion Pup was observed precisely at the point of the Azure Street entrance to Morro Strand State Beach, in Morro Bay, CA, 29 June 2009 close to 7PM. A number of people had already congregated and I found out that phone calls were earlier made to agencies including Pacific Wildlife Care at 805-543-9453 same as 1-805-543-WILD, and based on the reported observations a decision was made not to attempt a rescue. The visitors tending the pup had gone to Spencer's Market and bought a large platter of raw cod fish and fed hunks to the pup. The pup ate quite a bit and then seemed satiated. He regained strength, moved to the water and appeared to drink some water, and then scampered back into the surf evidently significantly re-energized. Earlier the pup was reported to be quite far above the water line and exhausted. You can see its fur is starting to molt here. Morro Rock is in the background. Photos by Michael "Mike" L. Baird, mike at mikebaird d o t com, flickr.bairdphotos.com; Canon SD950 handheld with built-in flash.