Journal archives for September 2016

September 14, 2016

Grizzly bears in California: Reintroduction push ignites strong emotions.

In grizzly-occupied Yellowstone National Park, bears have killed eight people over 145 years, compared with the six deaths from fallen trees, five deaths due to lightning and six deaths from avalanches.

http://www.mercurynews.com/2016/09/06/grizzly-bears-in-california-reintroduction-push-ignites-strong-emotions/

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Citizen scientists give NPS 100,000+ biodiversity records for 100th birthday.

“Citizen scientists are contributing so much more information about biodiversity than the NPS could possibly hope to collect on its own, especially when it comes to under-studied creatures, like insects. There is tremendous power in a citizen armed with a smartphone and a curiosity about nature working together with an online community of naturalists to explore our national parks,” said Simon Kingston, a Data Ranger with the National Park Service.

http://voices.nationalgeographic.com/2016/08/25/citizen-scientists-give-nps-100000-biodiversity-records-for-100th-birthday/

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September 03, 2016

California’s waters, a death trap: Uncovering the Golden State’s secret whale and dolphin massacre.

Until the 1980s, fishermen who fished for swordfish off the coast of California used harpoon guns to reel in their prey. As the industry modernized, the guns were exchanged for drift gillnets — gigantic nets the size of the Golden Gate Bridge that hang vertically in the water.

http://www.salon.com/2016/09/03/californias-waters-a-de_partner/

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September 23, 2016

Paddler’s Guide to Marine Mammals.

Here, we’ve compiled a list of common marine mammal sightings to give you some knowledge and insight about the creatures we are lucky enough to share our playground with.

http://www.supthemag.com/features/paddlers-guide-to-marine-mammals/

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September 26, 2016

Should we bring extinct species back from the dead?

Earth is in the midst of its sixth mass extinction: Somewhere between 30 and 159 species disappear every day, thanks largely to humans, and more than 300 types of mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians have disappeared since 1500.

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/09/should-we-bring-extinct-species-back-dead

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September 11, 2016

Head cocking help bats in catching prey.

Bats show an adorable behavior of cocking their heads to the side, and when Melville Wohlgemuth, Johns Hopkins University researcher, came to know about it, he became very keen to know the purpose behind the inclination. He somewhat had a clue that the movement might be related to hunting.

http://norcal.news/news/22908-head-cocking-help-bats-catching-prey

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September 18, 2016

What do LA's urban coyotes eat? Ask a scat hunter.

Brown has been studying coyotes for a decade, and for the past year he’s focused exclusively on urban coyotes in Los Angeles as the head of the National Park Service’s Urban Coyote Project. By capturing coyotes, fitting them with radio collars and releasing them again, he’s been able to track their movements. And he has made some surprising observations.

http://www.scpr.org/news/2016/09/15/64388/what-do-la-s-urban-coyotes-eat-ask-a-scat-hunter/

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September 27, 2016

Coyotes are Just Like Hipsters, They Come to LA for the Good Life.

ANIMAL WATCH--Everyone in America has a coyote story. Or if you don’t, give it time. You will.

http://www.citywatchla.com/index.php/the-la-beat/11858-coyotes-are-just-like-hipsters-they-come-to-la-for-the-good-life

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September 29, 2016

Nature: Sonoma County beavers are watershed heroes.

On Oct. 8, observers will join teams throughout the county in the first ever “Beaver Blitz.” Register at inaturalist.org/projects/sonoma-county-beaver-blitz

To learn more about beavers, visit oaec.org/publications/beaver-in-california

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/6131539-181/nature-sonoma-county-beavers-are?artslide=0

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September 07, 2016

Humpback whales making a comeback, called 'success story'.

Now the humpback whale – listed as endangered since 1970 – has had such a rebound that populations in certain areas around the world have been lifted from the Endangered Species list, though locally there’s still a need for them to be on a list as threatened.

http://m.ocregister.com/articles/humpback-728155-whale-whales.html

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