Journal archives for January 2019

January 07, 2019

Marine mammals, many of whom don’t know.

The wonders of nature.

Talk about some of the most rare species of marine mammals.

http://micetimes.asia/marine-mammals-many-of-whom-dont-know-photo/

Posted on January 07, 2019 10:14 by biohexx1 biohexx1 | 0 comments | Leave a comment

January 17, 2019

Monterey Bay Whale Researchers Prepare For a Busy Year Ahead.

Peggy Stap was ready when the call came in on a Sunday in October.

A humpback whale was caught in what appeared to be a Dungeness crab line, likely dragged from Oregon to the Central Coast.

http://www.sanjoseinside.com/2019/01/16/monterey-bay-whale-researchers-prepare-for-a-busy-year-ahead/

Posted on January 17, 2019 00:37 by biohexx1 biohexx1 | 0 comments | Leave a comment

January 15, 2019

Mountain Lion Sighting Prompts Reminder From San Ramon Police.

A trail camera posted in a rural area near San Ramon captured a clear photo of the big cat in December, according to police.

https://patch.com/california/sanramon/mountain-lion-sighting-prompts-reminder-san-ramon-police

Posted on January 15, 2019 23:21 by biohexx1 biohexx1 | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Lawsuit Launched Over Trump Administration Failure to Protect 9 At-risk Species.

Sierra Nevada red fox — The Sierra Nevada red fox lives in remote, high mountains in the Sierra Nevada and Cascade ranges of California and Oregon. The Center petitioned for protection of the fox in 2011 and filed a lawsuit in 2013 to force the Fish and Wildlife Service to issue a decision on the animal’s protection. The fox has suffered drastic population declines due to logging, grazing, poisoning, trapping and off-road and over-snow vehicles. Only around 70 adult foxes are known to survive in California, and the size of the small Oregon population is unknown.

https://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/2019/9-endangered-species-01-15-2019.php

Posted on January 15, 2019 23:23 by biohexx1 biohexx1 | 0 comments | Leave a comment

January 18, 2019

Bighorn sheep are dying in the California desert, and experts aren't sure why.

At least 20 desert bighorn sheep have died in a San Gorgonio mountain population in Southern California, 100 miles east of Los Angeles. The cause of death? Pneumonia, most likely from domestic sheep or goats, though wildlife specialists are examining other possible causes, including pathogens from feral cattle to the west and disease from a different bighorn group to the south.

https://www.desertsun.com/story/news/2019/01/17/bighorn-sheep-dying-california-desert/2603545002/

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January 01, 2019

Ahoy humpbacks! A surge in sightings as whale watchers spot plenty feeding off Southern California shores.

Humpback whales have been frolicking off local waters in recent weeks — spotted from Palos Verdes and San Pedro, off Newport Beach and down to Dana Point and San Clemente — delighting marine-life enthusiasts who have been able to see them up close. Whale watchers are hoping for a strong year of sightings for the mammals, which typically head toward Mexico and Central America to give birth.

http://www.ocregister.com/ahoy-humpbacks-a-surge-in-sightings-as-whale-watchers-spot-plenty-feeding-off-southern-california-shores

Posted on January 01, 2019 11:17 by biohexx1 biohexx1 | 0 comments | Leave a comment

January 08, 2019

Those black bears you see in Southern California, this is how they arrived.

It may be surprising or even a little disappointing, but the iconic black bears that roam wild in the San Bernardino and San Gabriel mountains didn’t arrive there in ancient times through a process of natural migration, but instead they arrived in 1933, in crates, in the back of trucks.

https://www.redlandsdailyfacts.com/2019/01/07/those-black-bears-you-see-in-southern-california-this-is-how-they-arrived/

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January 10, 2019

Aquarium Cause Sends Post Cards To Mexico Consulate With Hopes To Save Vaquita.

The vaquita — a species of porpoise — is facing extinction, and may even be completely extinct within the near future.

http://www.gazettes.com/news/environment/aquarium-cause-sends-post-cards-to-mexico-consulate-with-hopes/article_c732603a-02fb-11e9-8aa4-7f1f768ea66d.html

Posted on January 10, 2019 09:05 by biohexx1 biohexx1 | 0 comments | Leave a comment

How the government shutdown could kill bears.

National parks have seen their toilets and trash cans overflow since the Interior Department's funds ran out late last year. And in less than a month, that shutdown has undone years of work that kept bears and other wildlife healthy, National Geographic reports.

https://theweek.com/speedreads/816675/how-government-shutdown-could-kill-bears

Posted on January 10, 2019 09:10 by biohexx1 biohexx1 | 0 comments | Leave a comment

SEA SHEPHERD SHIP ATTACKED INSIDE VAQUITA REFUGE.

San Felipe, BCN, Mexico - January 9th, 2019 - Sea Shepherd Vessel M/V Farley Mowat was conducting maritime patrols inside the Vaquita Refuge in the Upper Gulf of California, and had recovered three illegal gillnets that morning, when at 1:00 PM the crew noticed approximately 35 skiffs operating inside the refuge.

https://www.marketwatch.com/press-release/sea-shepherd-ship-attacked-inside-vaquita-refuge-2019-01-10

Posted on January 10, 2019 09:33 by biohexx1 biohexx1 | 0 comments | Leave a comment