April 28, 2021

2021 City Nature Challenge.

Invented by citizen science staff at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (Lila Higgins) and California Academy of Sciences (Alison Young). The City Nature Challenge is an international effort for people to find and document plants and wildlife in cities across the globe. It’s a bioblitz-style competition where cities are in a contest against each other to see who can make the most observations of nature, who can find the most species, and who can engage the most people.

More Info:
https://citynaturechallenge.org/

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yO45mO9BUJM&t=31s

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April 19, 2021

April 16, 2021

10 Fantastic Experiences Happening At California National Parks This Week.

April 17 is one of six free days offered every year in the park system
April 18 is Volunteers In Parks (VIP) Day, which highlights the important roles of volunteers in the parks
April 19 is Military Monday, an appreciation of active-duty and veteran members of the military
April 20 is Transformation Tuesday, exploring how the parks have changed over the years
April 21 is Wayback Wednesday, featuring the way parks preserve history and culture
On April 22, the NPS joins the rest of the world in celebrating Earth Day

https://amp.travelawaits.com/2563380/california-national-parks-events-national-park-week/

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March 19, 2021

Coyote attacks on Californians spark action, prevention advice from wildlife officials.

The state's Department of Fish and Wildlife has scheduled its first virtual public workshop series aimed at addressing this issue. "Coyotes in the Urban Environment" is set for 9 a.m. March 26.

https://www.kcra.com/amp/article/coyote-attacks-on-californians-spark-action-prevention-advice-from-wildlife-officials/35885597

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March 16, 2021

Youth Art Contest Seeks Invasive Species Detectives.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is pleased to announce the eighth annual California Invasive Species Youth Art Contest. This year’s theme, “Be An Invasive Species Detective,” encourages students to think about how paying attention to their surroundings can protect against the spread of invasive species.

https://cdfgnews.wordpress.com/2021/03/15/youth-art-contest-seeks-invasive-species-detectives/amp/

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January 31, 2021

Sea lions are dying from a mysterious cancer. The culprits? Herpes and DDT.

“Wildlife should not be getting cancer like this, that’s crazy!” said Gulland, who was new to California. “How can that be?”

https://www.latimes.com/environment/story/2021-01-31/california-sea-lions-cancer-ddt?_amp=true

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January 06, 2021

Feared Extinct Catalina Island Shrew Caught On Camera By Researchers.

An endemic and elusive Catalina Island Shrew was spotted by wildlife conservationists for the first time in more than 15 years, it was announced Wednesday.

https://timesofsandiego.com/life/2021/01/06/feared-extinct-catalina-island-shrew-caught-on-camera-by-researchers/amp/

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November 11, 2020

A comparative genomics multitool for scientific discovery and conservation.

The Zoonomia Project is investigating the genomics of shared and specialized traits in eutherian mammals. Here we provide genome assemblies for 131 species, of which all but 9 are previously uncharacterized, and describe a whole-genome alignment of 240 species of considerable phylogenetic diversity, comprising representatives from more than 80% of mammalian families.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2876-6

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October 28, 2020

2020 is bats! Here's where to see some creepy nocturnal animals in the Bay Area this fall.

Did you know the Bay Area is home to more than 16 species of bats? That makes our slice of Northern California one of the most diverse areas in the country for bat watching.

https://www.7x7.com/amp/where-to-go-bat-watching-in-the-bay-area-2096256783

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September 30, 2020

Unique elk in California may be killed under controversial plan.

The National Park Service’s proposed plan for Point Reyes National Seashore would preserve ranching and cull tule elk within the park’s boundaries.

https://api.nationalgeographic.com/distribution/public/amp/animals/2020/09/tule-elk-culled-under-point-reyes-proposal

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