Journal archives for December 2018

December 13, 2018

Officials Put Down Mountain Lion Caught Slaughtering Livestock in Yucca Valley; Cat Believed to Be Culprit in Other Recent Attacks.

A mountain lion that had allegedly been terrorizing animals and residents in the Yuca Valley area was put down after authorities found it slaughtering livestock in a covered enclosure, officials said Wednesday.

Deputies and state wildlife officials originally responded to the 5900 block of Avalon Avenue on Monday after a homeowner reported a big cat that was attacking its caged livestock, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release.

https://ktla.com/2018/12/12/officials-put-down-mountain-lion-caught-slaughtering-livestock-in-yucca-valley-cat-believed-to-be-culprit-in-other-recent-attacks/

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December 01, 2018

Trump administration OKs seismic tests that could harm thousands of dolphins and whales.

The Trump administration is preparing to take an important step toward future oil and natural gas drilling off the Atlantic shore, approving five requests from companies to conduct deafening seismic tests that could harm tens of thousands of dolphins, whales and other marine animals.

https://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-trump-oil-drill-seismic-dolphins-whales-20181130-story.html

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Crab fishermen and environmentalists square off over whale entanglements.

Climate change has pushed whales closer to shore and fishing gear.

https://www.sfchronicle.com/food/article/Crab-fishermen-and-environmentalists-square-off-13435682.php

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December 21, 2018

Young sea lion gets to Oakland airport early, then returns after being escorted away.

The sea lion pup wound up on the grounds of the Oakland International Airport early Thursday, then returned again after initially being escorted back to the San Francisco Bay by Alameda County Sheriff’s Office deputies.

https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/12/20/young-sea-lion-gets-to-oakland-airport-early-then-returns-after-being-escorted-away/

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A porcupine in Danville? One man thinks he has photographic proof.

While it’s unlikely to find one in Danville, we do have porcupines in California. Their numbers have been declining for decades, and the ones we know of in the state mostly are at higher elevations — 6,000 to 8,000 feet — and in redwood forests.

https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/12/20/a-porcupine-in-danville-one-man-thinks-he-has-photographic-proof/

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December 18, 2018

Watch orcas make an appearance off Palos Verdes.

Alisa Schulman-Janiger, co-founder of the California Killer Whale Project, identified them as the CA51, a well-known pod that visits regularly, known for their outgoing, friendly behavior. She watched them for about an hour early morning from the Palos Verdes cliffs, then hopped on a boat to find them out at sea.

https://www.dailybreeze.com/2018/12/17/watch-orcas-make-an-appearance-off-palos-verdes/?fbclid=IwAR2VSxYpc1tzmKz53zoA1yH1A4kBWDL_WtuE7iKjd2hSPYHzPIWpnPYgvP4

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December 28, 2018

Sea lion who survived deadly epidemic among those released in Marin .

Spruce, roughly a year older than Wazsowski, was one of almost 300 sea lions admitted to the center this year who had been infected with leptospirosis, a pathogen that causes kidney failure.

https://www.marinij.com/2018/12/27/lucky-sea-lion-who-survived-deadly-epidemic-among-those-released-in-marin/

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December 24, 2018

Marin whale-watching season nears without Point Reyes lookout.

The peak time to see migrating gray whales along the Marin County coast is approaching, but a popular viewing spot in Point Reyes won’t be accessible this year.

That’s because the Point Reyes Lighthouse viewpoint is still undergoing renovations and won’t be accessible until March, most likely.

https://www.marinij.com/2018/12/23/marin-whale-watching-season-nears-without-point-reyes-lookout/

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December 14, 2018

Alarming number of wildlife being harmed through use of rat poisons.

An analysis of 11 wildlife studies has revealed some startling and worryisome information. More than 85 percent the mountain lions, bobcats and the protected Pacific fishers tested have been exposed to rat poisons. Other species showed evidence of the poison also.

https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/12/13/alarming-number-of-wildlife-being-harmed-through-use-of-rat-poisons/

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December 04, 2018

Breathtaking dolphin stampede captured in slow-motion video.

Photographer Ashala Tylor captured this breathtaking phenomenon in slow-motion last week while on a voyage off Avila Beach in Central California. Her stunning footage reveals the power and grace of common dolphins as the sleek mammals frolic over a large expanse of ocean.

https://ftw.usatoday.com/2018/12/breathtaking-dolphin-stampede-captured-slow-motion-video

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