Journal archives for October 2018

October 14, 2018

Wild Horses Rounded up in California Could Wind Up in Slaughterhouse, Say Campaigners.

Hundreds of wild horses being rounded up by the U.S. Forest Service in northern California this month could end up in slaughterhouses, according to animal rights activists.

According to a 2013 management plan, the Modoc Plateau’s 4,000 wild horses are causing significant damage to the ecosystem, with the area only capable of sustaining 400 of the animals.

https://www.newsweek.com/wild-horses-being-rounded-northern-california-could-wind-slaughterhouse-say-1168683

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October 26, 2018

Mountain Lion Love to Purr at Free P-22 Fest.

Saturday, Oct. 27, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Shane's Inspiration at Griffith Park

Free

https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Mountain-Lion-Love-to-Purr-at-Free-P-22-Fest-498161501.html

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October 18, 2018

Mountain lion cub that walked into California bakery euthanized.

The mountain lion cub that wandered inside a Calfornia bakery on Monday was euthanized, authorities said.

The 4-month-old cub startled a bakery employee in Pollock Pines, which is about 60 miles east of Sacramento, on Monday afternoon, the Los Angeles Times reported.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/mountain-lion-cub-that-walked-into-california-bakery-euthanized

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October 11, 2018

NOAA warns boaters to stay away from whales in Monterey.

Stunning images of boaters right next to whales in the Monterey Bay have gone viral online this fall but NOAA is warning its dangerous for you and it's bad for the whales.

https://www.ksbw.com/article/noaa-warns-boaters-to-stay-away-from-whales-in-monterey/23714055

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October 16, 2018

Mountain lion walks into a place of business in El Dorado County.

Mountain lion sightings in California aren’t too unusual, unless of course, it’s a mountain lion that’s wandered into a place of business.

https://www.sfchronicle.com/news/article/Mountain-lion-walks-into-a-place-of-business-in-13310090.php

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October 01, 2018

Mountain Lion In The City Is Focus Of Next Audubon Program.

The Yosemite Area Audubon Association (YAAS) invites the public to attend their next meeting on Thursday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Mariposa.

https://sierranewsonline.com/mountain-lion-in-the-city-is-focus-of-next-audubon-program/

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Mitigating red tide more than killing algae, researcher says.

California's red tide is called Pseudo-nitzchia and it produces neurotoxins called domoic acid. The chemical is lethal to fish, birds and marine mammals, most noticeably California sea lions.

http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20180930/mitigating-red-tide-more-than-killing-algae-researcher-says

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October 13, 2018

300th nutria killed in California as officials worry giant swamp rats are spreading into the delta.

The Department of Fish and Wildlife is not taking time to celebrate however. The department is currently expanding its operations in San Joaquin County, and is concerned by several reports of nutria on the doorstep of the Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta, a critical region for California's agricultural infrastructure.

https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/nutria-California-swamp-rats-300-dead-hunt-traps-13303143.php

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October 09, 2018

Will a ‘Trap and Release’ Plan for Coyotes Stop Attacks on Humans and Pets?

On October 3, Councilman Mitchell Englander, a member of the Council’s Personnel and Animal Welfare (PAW) Committee, introduced a motion (CF-16-0585-S2), based on "an increase in coyote sightings in parks, open spaces and neighborhoods endangering all people, especially children."

https://www.citywatchla.com/index.php/2016-01-01-13-17-00/los-angeles/16341-will-a-trap-and-release-plan-for-coyotes-stop-attacks-on-humans-and-pets

Posted on October 09, 2018 11:06 by biohexx1 biohexx1 | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Ultrasonic Vocalizations In The California Mouse.

Vocal communication between individuals is vital to navigating social situations. Often when we think about vocal communication, we think about speech in humans or song in birds which is used to convey information from one individual to another. However, recently rodents have emerged as an exciting new mammalian experimental model of vocal communication.

https://sciencetrends.com/ultrasonic-vocalizations-in-the-california-mouse/

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