Scientists Alarmed That "Killer Whales" Killing Sea Lion Pups

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"One day a scorpion arrived at the bank of a river he wanted to cross, but there was no bridge. He asked a frog that was sitting nearby if he would take him across the river on his back. The frog refused and said, 'I will not, because you will sting me.'
"The scorpion replied, 'It would be foolish for me to sting you because then we would both drown.'
"The frog saw the logic in the scorpion's words, and agreed to carry the scorpion across. But when they were halfway across the river the scorpion stung the frog. The stunned frog asked, 'Why did you sting me? Now we will both die!'
"The scorpion replied, 'Because I'm a scorpion … and that's what scorpions do.'"

Killer Whales Targeting Sea Lion Pups, Alarming Scientists
Remy Melina, LiveScience Staff WriterDate: 19 January 2012 Time: 11:05 AM ET

Killer whales and other ocean predators are targeting and killing the pups of a threatened northern sea lion species at an increasingly high rate, scientists warned this week.
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