Journal archives for September 2019

September 13, 2019

Rare sight: Sei whale off California coast is first reported in two years.

Naturalist and photographer Kristin Campbell, aboard a Newport Coastal Adventure boat off Laguna Beach, was stumped. But with today’s technology, it wasn’t long before she was able to get confirmation the whale she was observing was a sei whale, rarely seen off the Southern California coast.

https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/09/12/rare-sight-sei-whale-off-laguna-beach-is-first-reported-in-two-years/amp/

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September 14, 2019

Orcas dubbed ‘Golden Girls’ grab spotlight off Monterey.

Boaters in California’s Monterey Bay on Thursday spotted three killer whales, older females no longer accompanied by family members, traveling together as a newly formed social group.

https://ftw.usatoday.com/2019/09/orcas-golden-girls-grab-spotlight-monterey/amp

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September 16, 2019

When the humpbacks sing.

Male humpback whales are spectacular singers, producing complex “songs” that can last for over 15 minutes and may be repeated for hours. A new study led by MBARI biological oceanographer John Ryan shows how the amount of humpback song in Monterey Bay varies over days, months, and even years.

https://www.mbari.org/humpback-song/

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September 18, 2019

Elephant seal 'supermoms' produce most of the population, study finds.

High mortality rates for young elephant seals means long-lived females dominate the reproductive output of the population.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/09/190917075820.htm

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Second mountain lion sighting reported near Allan Hancock College in Lompoc.

This comes after a sighting last Tuesday
near the botanical gardens on campus.
Warning signs have gone up on campus.

Fish and Wildlife does not know if the two sightings near Allan Hancock this month are believed to be the same animal.

https://www.ksby.com/news/local-news/second-mountain-lion-spotted-near-allan-hancock-college-in-lompoc?_amp=true

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September 08, 2019

An Ode to 30 Years of Pier 39's Sea Lions.

The vociferous, sometimes cantankerous sea lion colony that calls Pier 39 home has now been around for 30 years — and it shows no signs of ever leaving.

https://sfist.com/2019/09/07/a-look-back-at-30-years-of-the-sealebrites/

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September 02, 2019

Natural Sightings: Something to jaw about.

Mule Deer are mostly browsers, meaning they eat leaves, flowers, fruit, nuts, growing tips and even bark off trees and shrubs, in addition to consuming grass. Animals that eat primarily grass are considered grazers.

http://www.tehachapinews.com/lifestyle/natural-sightings-something-to-jaw-about/article_8c675980-cda1-11e9-99b6-276d10a703c2.amp.html

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September 06, 2019

Whale entanglements along West Coast drop by nearly half.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A conservation group says the number of whales entangled in crab fishing gear along the West Coast dropped by nearly half this year after a lawsuit settlement ended California's commercial Dungeness crab season early.

https://www.sfchronicle.com/news/amp/Whale-entanglements-along-West-Coast-drop-by-14420451.php

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September 07, 2019

California Celebrates Biodiversity Day with BioBlitz Events Across the State.

I'll be at Border Field State Park on Saturday morning at 8:30am! Anyone near is welcome to join up for iNatting! If you can't meet here, hopefully you can find a state park near you!

https://yubanet.com/california/california-celebrates-biodiversity-day-with-bioblitz-events-across-the-state/

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September 05, 2019

CALIFORNIA BECOMES FIRST STATE TO BAN FUR TRAPPING.

California just became the first state to ban fur trapping.

Governor Gavin Newsom signed the Wildlife Protection Act of 2019 into law today, per the Los Angeles Times. The new legislation prohibits commercial and recreational trapping on both private and public land.

https://www.livekindly.co/california-becomes-first-state-ban-fur-trapping/amp/

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