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The Starving Sea Lion Pup Found Sleeping In A Restaurant Was Just Returned To The Wild

Go forth, tiny pup.

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The 8-month-old malnourished pup was found in February severely underweight and with an eye infection. It was pretty much the saddest thing that's ever happened.

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The pup, nicknamed "Marina," was taken to SeaWorld's Animal Rescue Center in San Diego, where experts started her on fluids and began dressing her left eye.

Marina — so named for the well-known waterside Marine Room restaurant she was found in — was considered a "micro pup" when she was rescued, meaning she weighed half of what she should for her age.

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Jason Wells is deputy news director for BuzzFeed News and is based in Los Angeles.

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