Watch It Rot - Sea Lion!

Watch the stages of decomposition from fresh dead (condition code 2) to advanced decomposition (condition code 4) to skeletal (condition code 5).  These images are all of California sea lions that stranded on the Central California coast.  Check out the stages of decomposition for a porpoise here.

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