Journal archives for December 2017

December 29, 2017

Endangered fin whale found dead near Long Beach port.

The 40-foot-long juvenile female fin whale was discovered by the U.S. Coast Guard around 6 p.m. Wednesday near Nimitz Road and Pier T.

Scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration arrived late Thursday morning to perform a necropsy.

https://www.scpr.org/news/2017/12/28/79351/endangered-fin-whale-found-dead-near-long-beach-po/

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December 02, 2017

KCSO hears reports of mountain lion in Golden Hills.

The Kern County Sheriff's Office said Friday evening that there have been reports of a mountain lion being seen in the residential areas of Golden Hills in recent weeks.

http://www.tehachapinews.com/news/kcso-hears-reports-of-mountain-lion-in-golden-hills/article_8a70707a-d704-11e7-a5c6-6b166b2cfd56.html

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December 17, 2017

Sea Lion Attacks Shut Popular Swimming Spot In San Francisco.

Officials have closed a popular swimming area in San Francisco Bay after a third swimmer was attacked within in a week by what’s believed to be a sea lion.

https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5a35e445e4b0ff955ad383f0

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December 04, 2017

Dogs with GPS collars wouldn’t be fair hunting.

Instead of adhering to ethical hunting principles, California’s Fish and Game Commission proposes to give deer hunters an even greater unfair advantage by approving GPS collars on their dogs.

http://www.sacbee.com/opinion/op-ed/soapbox/article187225353.html

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December 05, 2017

Get to Know San Diego’s Fauna with the New ‘Mammal Atlas.

The diversity of mammals in San Diego County is greater than any other county in the United States, yet there has been no synthesis of their identification, distribution, natural history, or the conservation challenges they face—until now.

https://timesofsandiego.com/life/2017/12/04/get-know-san-diegos-fauna-new-mammal-atlas/

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December 06, 2017

It’s not a good idea to feed wildlife.

According to the Department of Fish and Wildlife (DWF), feeding wildlife is not only illegal it is also dangerous.

The DFW says that people may not realize it but a simple bag of garbage, bowl of pet food or plate of leftovers left outside a home or vacation site can cause severe harm to wildlife.

Whether you live in a city or a rural part of California, wild animals are your neighbors. Most wild animals will not bother you. They naturally fear humans and keep their distance – so long as they remain fully wild.

http://www.record-bee.com/sports/20171205/its-not-a-good-idea-to-feed-wildlife

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December 07, 2017

Threat of wildlife attacks is overstated.

The writer has a far greater chance of being killed by a dog, legal execution, lightning strike, discharge of a gun or in a traffic accident hitting one of the animals a wildlife bridge could keep off the road.

On a recent visit to Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada, I traveled past a network of fences, tunnels and overpasses on the Trans-Canada Highway. The system has helped more than 150,000 animals cross the road and reduced wildlife-vehicle collisions by 80 percent.

https://www.toacorn.com/articles/threat-of-wildlife-attacks-is-overstated/

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December 08, 2017

California Publishes Draft Elk Plan.

California was once home to an estimated 500,000 elk.

The number is quite a bit smaller now, maybe 13,000, but elk--in three subspecies--are on the rebound, and have been for years.

http://ijpr.org/post/california-publishes-draft-elk-plan#stream/0

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Bears exposed to plague found in Paradise.

Two black bears exposed to the plague were found in Paradise, according to the California Department of Public Health.

The department collected blood in September from two bears killed under depredation permits, and the samples tested positive for antibodies to Yersinia pestis, the bacterium that causes plague.

http://www.chicoer.com/20171207/bears-exposed-to-plague-found-in-paradise

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State’s first-ever elk plan might inform Point Reyes.

California has three of the four remaining elk species in North America—tule, Roosevelt and Rocky Mountain—and though numbers have climbed in the past four decades from 3,500 to 13,000 after being pushed to near extinction in the mid-1800s, numbers will likely never reach the historic peak of 500,000 due to agricultural expansion and development.

https://www.ptreyeslight.com/article/states-first-ever-elk-plan-might-inform-point-reyes

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