April 17, 2019

2 More Whales Found Dead in San Francisco Bay Area.

Authorities say two dead whales have washed ashore in the San Francisco Bay Area, making five whales that have been found dead in the area in a month.

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/california/articles/2019-04-16/2-more-whales-found-dead-in-san-francisco-bay-area

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April 16, 2019

White sharks flee feeding areas when orcas present.

Electronic tag data reveals white sharks do not return until following season; elephant seals benefit.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/04/190416085525.htm

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Mountain Lion Seen Out Back Door Of Gilroy Home.

The resident told Gilroy police that food in the back yard may have attracted the wild animal.

https://patch.com/california/gilroy/mountain-lion-seen-out-back-door-gilroy-home

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April 15, 2019

California Black Bears are Back in Action: Stash Food and Trash.

California’s black bears are waking up hungry from their winter downtime. To help minimize unwanted bear foraging behavior, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is reminding those living in or visiting bear country to store food and dispose of garbage properly.

https://cdfgnews.wordpress.com/2019/04/15/california-black-bears-are-back-in-action-stash-food-and-trash/

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April 13, 2019

Bringing Back the Bighorn.

Among its efforts to save local species from extinction, the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is focused on protecting one of the Coachella Valley’s most elusive yet mesmerizing inhabitants — the peninsular desert bighorn sheep — whose populations continue to be threatened.

https://www.palmspringslife.com/peninsular-bighorn-sheep-palm-springs/

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April 12, 2019

High-cat diet: urban coyotes feast on pets, study finds.

A study of coyote scat in LA found the animals are attracted to fruit in gardens, where they are also finding cats and dogs.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/apr/12/protect-your-pets-cats-make-up-one-fifth-of-coyotes-diet-in-los-angeles

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April 11, 2019

The Marine Mammal Center Confirms Gray Whale Death Result of Severe Malnutrition.

Scientists at The Marine Mammal Center confirm that the gray whale that stranded near Rodeo, CA, last week died of severe malnutrition. As an adult male, this animal should have been a skilled forager.

http://californiadiver.com/the-marine-mammal-center-confirms-gray-whale-death-result-of-severe-malnutrition-412/

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See an adorable seal pup on the beach? Don't bother them, experts advise.

Last spring, volunteers from the Marine Mammal Center rescued Arley, an just-weaned elephant seal pup, from the Carmel River State Beach after someone reported that she was in danger.

https://www.thecalifornian.com/story/news/2019/04/11/california-beaches-seal-pup-rescue-marine-mammel-center/3417195002/

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Gray Whale Troubles in Southern California.

From San Diego and Los Angeles to Santa Barbara and San Franciso, major cities are commonplace along much of California’s coast. Amid the hustle and bustle of these metropolises, it is easy to forget the nature that exists in many residents’ backyards. Last month in Malibu, however, residents and beachgoers got a visual and olfactory reminder of their proximity to wildlife when a young dead gray whale washed ashore at County Line Beach, greeting beachgoers with the smell of decaying flesh.

https://obrag.org/2019/04/gray-whale-troubles-in-southern-california/

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April 10, 2019

It’s time to reconsider risky plan to eradicate rodents on the Farallones.

About 30 miles west of the Golden Gate Bridge lie a small group islands known as the Farallones. Squawking, flapping seabirds, rare plants and barking sea lions and seals fill the shorelines and rocky peaks of these islands. Great white sharks, whales and dolphins swim in the nationally significant marine waters below.

https://www.sfexaminer.com/news-columnists/its-time-to-reconsider-risky-plan-to-eradicate-rodents-on-the-farallones/

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