Journal archives for December 2016

December 05, 2016

Rare killer whale megapod surfaces off Southern California; video.

A day after a migrating gray whale appeared off Dana Point, heralding the start of another whale-watching season in Orange County, a killer whale megapod stole the spotlight.

http://www.grindtv.com/wildlife/rare-killer-whale-megapod-surfaces-southern-california/

Posted on December 05, 2016 11:38 by biohexx1 biohexx1 | 0 comments | Leave a comment

December 10, 2016

Climate Change Caused Hundreds of Local Extinctions in 2016.

Author John Wiens of the University of Arizona told Seeker that, in the U.S. alone, local extinctions have occurred "in 15 plant species, 18 marine fish species, 14 mammal species and 46 bird species. The plants include Gambel's oak and alligator juniper in southern Arizona. The mammals include the pika, pinyon mouse, jumping mouse and the alpine chipmunk. Marine fish include the Atlantic redfish. Birds include the dark-eyed junco, red-breasted nuthatch, two-barred crossbill and the Nashville warbler."

http://www.seeker.com/climate-change-is-driving-hundreds-of-local-extinctions-2136195660.html

Posted on December 10, 2016 13:09 by biohexx1 biohexx1 | 0 comments | Leave a comment

December 16, 2016

SEE IT: Mountain lion kills deer on Calif. couple's porch.

They've traveled the world to see big game up close - then a mountain lion killed a deer on their front porch in California.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/mountain-lion-kills-deer-calif-couple-porch-article-1.2912435

Posted on December 16, 2016 15:30 by biohexx1 biohexx1 | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Mysterious Type Of Killer Whale Caught On Video Killing And Eating A Shark.

The offshore killer whale is rarely seen as it usually keeps far from the coast.

http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_585340e0e4b08debb78858d6

Posted on December 16, 2016 22:48 by biohexx1 biohexx1 | 0 comments | Leave a comment

December 22, 2016

In new Cal Poly class, students will rescue seals and sea lions in Morro Bay.

Cal Poly’s Animal Science Department has partnered with The Marine Mammal Center on a new class that will give students hands-on experience in veterinary care of marine mammals.

http://www.sanluisobispo.com/news/local/article122334164.html

Posted on December 22, 2016 14:12 by biohexx1 biohexx1 | 0 comments | Leave a comment

December 30, 2016

Mexico to assemble a 'dream team' to save vaquita from becoming extinct.

There are only less than 60 species of vaquita now alive. It is the smallest porpoise in the world.

http://www.ibtimes.co.in/mexico-assemble-dream-team-save-vaquita-becoming-extinct-710284

Posted on December 30, 2016 12:23 by biohexx1 biohexx1 | 0 comments | Leave a comment