June 15, 2019

Increase in reports of sick sea lions linked to domoic acid toxicosis, experts say.

Marine wildlife rescue groups have been responding to an increase in sick sea lions over the past few weeks.

The Channel Islands Marine & Wildlife Institute (CIMWI), which covers Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, says the animals are showing signs of domoic acid toxicosis.

https://ksby.com/news/local-news/2019/06/14/increase-in-reports-of-sick-sea-lions-linked-to-domoic-acid-toxicosis

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June 12, 2019

Escalon Times Black Bear Sightings On The Rise Statewide.

Reports of wayward black bears are keeping the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW) biologists, wildlife officers and other public safety personnel busy across the state this month. Numerous bears have recently been spotted in urban areas, occasionally requiring human intervention to return them back to wild habitat.

https://www.escalontimes.com/news/black-bear-sightings-rise-statewide/

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June 11, 2019

‘Allie’ the humpback whale still making a splash off Alameda.

An ailing humpback whale continues to linger and splash off the Alameda shoreline, delighting onlookers who hope to catch a glance of it.

They’ve even given the creature a name — “Allie” — and its own Facebook page, where people can offer updates and comments on its activity.

https://www.eastbaytimes.com/2019/06/10/allie-the-humpback-whale-still-making-a-splash-off-alameda/amp/

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June 07, 2019

Seven Things to Know About California Bear Activity Right Now.

Reports of wayward black bears are keeping the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW) biologists, wildlife officers and other public safety personnel busy across the state this month. Numerous bears have recently been spotted in urban areas, occasionally requiring human intervention to return them back to wild habitat.

https://cdfgnews.wordpress.com/2019/06/07/seven-things-to-know-about-california-bear-activity-right-now/

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June 06, 2019

Bear in California rips apart interior of unlocked car, defecates and spits inside.

California police are reminding drivers to lock their car doors after a bear let itself inside an unlocked vehicle near Lake Tahoe and destroyed the interior.

https://www.foxnews.com/science/california-bear-rips-apart-unlocked-car

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June 03, 2019

Humpback whale swimming near Alameda has officials concerned.

A humpback whale spotted swimming in Seaplane Lagoon in Alameda has attracted concern from wildlife officials, who fear it may be unhealthy.

http://www.ktvu.com/news/humpback-whale-swimming-near-alameda-has-officials-concerned

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Beavers’ re-introduction to South Bay going swimmingly.

A newly discovered den on Los Gatos Creek. Documented sightings of beavers and dams from Sunnyvale to Coyote Creek. Evidence that a new generation of beaver kits is about to be born. It has been a good spring for the South Bay’s recently returned and now blossoming population of buck-toothed river rodents.

https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/06/02/beavers-re-introduction-to-south-bay-going-swimmingly/

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May 31, 2019

Feds declare emergency as gray whale deaths reach highest level in nearly 20 years.

Alarmed by the high number of gray whales that have been washing up dead on West Coast beaches this spring, the federal government on Friday declared the troubling trend an “unusual mortality event,” a type of wildlife emergency.

The declaration by NOAA — the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration — kicks in a provision of federal law that provides funding to assemble teams of scientists to figure out the cause of such die-offs of marine mammals, from whales and dolphins in the Pacific or Atlantic to manatees off Florida.

https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/05/31/feds-declare-emergency-as-gray-whale-deaths-reach-highest-level-in-nearly-20-years/

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May 29, 2019

Are Fox Squirrels Replacing Gray Squirrels in California?

For a majority of Californians, the tree squirrels in our neighborhoods will be one or more of three species: the native western gray squirrel (Sciurus griseus), the introduced eastern gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis), and the introduced eastern fox squirrel (Scirus niger).

https://baynature.org/2019/05/28/are-fox-squirrels-replacing-gray-squirrels-in-california/

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Nutria Eradication Efforts Moving Ahead In Delta.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) was recently awarded $8.5 million in funding over three years by the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy to expand its nutria eradication operations.

https://www.escalontimes.com/news/nutria-eradication-efforts-moving-ahead-delta/

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