Decapitated Sea Otter, Seal Found on Morro Bay Beach

California wardens are looking for the killers who decapitated a sea otter and elephant seal at Morro Strand State Beach.

Department of Fish and Game wardens said the headless mammals were found on the beach this week. An agency biologist said the decapitations took place Monday evening or Tuesday morning.

Sea otters and elephant seals are protected under the Marine Mammal Protection Act. The sea otter is also listed as a fully protected species under state law and as a threatened species under the federal Endangered Species Act.

There are no arrests.

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