The Los Angeles Unified School District has helped set up a temporary outdoor “triage” center to care for the infllux of sea lions stricken by a deadly coastal algae blooms, officials announced during a press conference on Tuesday, June 27.

The Marine Mammal Care Center Los Angeles, located on LAUSD property within San Pedro’s Angel’s Gate Park, is overwhelmed with a large number of ill animals that are being brought in. The wave of sick sea lions has strained the facility’s resources and the outdoor accommodations that offer medical care, rehabilitation space and pools where the wildlife can recuperate before being returned to the ocean.

John Warner, Marine Mammal Care Center’s CEO, referred to it as an ongoing crisis for marine life in Southern California, with a large toxic algae bloom causing the illness. The center is filled the center beyond its capacity. Click here to read more: