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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DATE: July 17, 2015 9:28:30 PM PDT

Three California sea lions, having completed rehabilitation in San Diego for exposure to oil, await transfer to a boat for their return to the Pacific Ocean, Friday, July 17, 2015.  The mammals were recovered near the Refugio oil spill that occurred May 19 near Santa Barbara, Calif. Photo by Mike Aguilera/SeaWorld San Diego

Three California sea lions, having completed rehabilitation in San Diego for exposure to oil, await transfer to a boat for their return to the Pacific Ocean, Friday, July 17, 2015.  The sea lions were recovered near the Refugio oil spill that occurred May 19 near Santa Barbara, Calif. Photo by Mike Aguilera/SeaWorld San Diego

 

Two of three California sea lions, treated in San Diego for exposure to oil, aboard a boat are ready to return to the Pacific Ocean, Friday, July 17, 2015.  The sea lions were recovered near the Refugio oil spill that occurred May 19 near Santa Barbara, Calif.  Photo by Mike Aguilera/SeaWorld San Diego

Two of three California sea lions, treated in San Diego for exposure to oil, aboard a boat are ready to return to the Pacific Ocean, Friday, July 17, 2015.  The sea lions were recovered near the Refugio oil spill that occurred May 19 near Santa Barbara, Calif.  Photo by Mike Aguilera/SeaWorld San Diego

Two of three California sea lions, treated in San Diego for exposure to oil, aboard a boat are ready to return to the Pacific Ocean, Friday, July 17, 2015.  The sea lions were recovered near the Refugio oil spill that occurred May 19 near Santa Barbara, Calif.  Photo by Mike Aguilera/SeaWorld San Diego

Three California sea lions, treated in San Diego for exposure to oil, aboard a boat are ready to return to the Pacific Ocean, Friday, July 17, 2015.  The sea lions were recovered near the Refugio oil spill that occurred May 19 near Santa Barbara, Calif.  Photo by Mike Aguilera/SeaWorld San Diego

Two of three California sea lions, treated in San Diego for exposure to oil, aboard a boat are ready to return to the Pacific Ocean, Friday, July 17, 2015.  The sea lions were recovered near the Refugio oil spill that occurred May 19 near Santa Barbara, Calif.  Photo by Mike Aguilera/SeaWorld San Diego

Two of three California sea lions, treated in San Diego for exposure to oil, return to the Pacific Ocean, Friday, July 17, 2015.  The sea lions were recovered near the Refugio oil spill that occurred May 19 near Santa Barbara, Calif.  Photo by Mike Aguilera/SeaWorld San Diego

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