Wayward sea lion might have brain damage from domoic acid

Because School Daze was much smaller, possibly a yearling or a pup, officials planned to take it to the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, whereas its hefty forebear was released at a fishing dock in Point Reyes National Seashore and gave birth a few days later.

School Daze had been rescued by center staffers multiple times in strange locations, indicating possible neurological damage from domoic acid exposure — the biotoxin behind the poisoning of Dungeness crab that delayed the commercial season’s start, officials said.

Since School Daze was last released into the wild in January off the Farallon Islands, he has lost

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