Journal archives for November 2019

November 07, 2019

Gray Whale Found Washed Up on Agate Beach.

A gray whale was discovered washed up on Agate Beach yesterday amid an elevated number of strandings along the west coast of North America this year that has scientists working to uncover the reason for the anomaly.

https://m.northcoastjournal.com/NewsBlog/archives/2019/11/06/gray-whale-found-washed-up-on-agate-beach

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New campaign to support in North County Wildlife ‘Missing Lynx’ promotes wildlife corridors.

ESCONDIDO — The Escondido Creek Conservancy has launched “The Missing Lynx” campaign to establish permanently protected wildlife corridors in North San Diego County.

https://www.thecoastnews.com/new-campaign-to-support-in-north-county-wildlife-missing-lynx-promotes-wildlife-corridors/

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November 02, 2019

California Crab Season Delayed to Nov. 23 to Protect Whales From Entanglement.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife today announced a delay of the Nov. 15 opening of commercial Dungeness crab season to reduce the risk of whale entanglements. This preliminary decision to delay the opening to Nov. 23 was based on data indicating the prevalence of whales off California presents an elevated entanglement risk.

https://biologicaldiversity.org/w/news/press-releases/california-crab-season-delayed-nov-23-protect-whales-entanglement-2019-11-01/

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November 25, 2019

Young seal found in a California parking deck is taking a well-deserved rest.

Firefighters in Redwood City, California, got a call about a lost visitor in a parking deck. It was a northern fur seal baby without a mother — a true fish out of water.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/amp/seal-cub-was-rescued-california-parking-deck

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Nature’s artistry revealed in stunning whale photo.

The most compelling whale images tend to show the majestic leviathans in full breach, lunge-feeding on schooling fish, or revealing their flukes.

But last Thursday a vastly different image was captured in California’s Monterey Bay by Eric Austin Yee, showing a remarkable closeup of a humpback whale’s face and eye.

https://ftw.usatoday.com/2019/11/natures-artistry-revealed-in-stunning-whale-photo/amp

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November 01, 2019

After Getting Whaled on by Environmentalists, the Trump Administration Is Helping a Vulnerable Sea Mammal.

In one of the populations, for instance, there are fewer than 800 individual whales left, experts estimated in 2017, while other populations are made up of tens of thousands of individuals.

https://www.motherjones.com/environment/2019/10/trump-critical-habitat-humpback-whale-lawsuit/

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November 04, 2019

Incredibly close whale encounter stirs emotions.

A group of Southern California boaters on Sunday enjoyed a humpback whale encounter so intimate that at least one person was left crying in the moments afterward.

https://ftw.usatoday.com/2019/11/incredibly-close-whale-encounter-stirs-emotions/amp

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November 22, 2019

Curious gray whale and her calf swim up to boat and let tourists stroke them in stunning close encounter.

Adventurer Erik Jones, 39, used a drone to capture stunning aerial footage of the gray whale gliding through the turquoise waters of the San Ignacio Lagoon, on the Baja Peninsula, alongside her calf, to the panga boat.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7714677/amp/Curious-gray-whale-calf-swim-boat-let-tourists-stroke-them.html

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November 11, 2019

As bears move into Sonoma County, wildlife advocates seek to keep them safe, wild.

Data from California’s Department of Fish and Wildlife reflects a sometimes adverse human-bear relationship in Mendocino County and other rural North Coast counties, where the bear population is particularly dense.

https://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/10188029-181/as-bears-move-into-sonoma?view=AMP

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November 26, 2019

Fog brings poison mercury to Santa Cruz Mountains — mountain lions are suffering.

Three times as much mercury has been found in mountain lions in the Santa Cruz Mountains than in their inland brethren, and the likely culprit is coastal fog, a first-of-its-kind study by UC Santa Cruz has found.

https://www.sfchronicle.com/environment/amp/Fog-brings-poison-mercury-to-Santa-Cruz-Mountains-14862445.php

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