Journal archives for March 2018

March 15, 2018

Mountain lions roam Pescadero.

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California's Whale Protection Program Expands.

The slowing of shipping traffic through the Santa Barbara Channel – an initiative to lower death rates from ships hitting whales and also to decrease pollution – expanded to the Bay Area in 2017. A ceremony near the Port of Los Angeles on March 1 recognized the 11 companies that participated; they reduced speeds to less than 12 or 10 knots along California's coast during 140 trips in exchange for $1,000-$2,750 in compensation. The program prevented the release of 83.5 tons of nitrogen oxides and 2,630 metric tons of greenhouse gases this past year.

http://m.independent.com/news/2018/mar/09/californias-whale-protection-program-expands/?templates=mobile

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March 21, 2018

Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care bear cubs healthy, ready to be released after virus outbreak in fall.

The two cubs that died in the fall, Nevada and Filmore, ultimately succumbed to adenovirus, as the Tribune reported in October.

Since then, officials have confirmed that it was a canine form of adenovirus, according to LTWC.

https://www.tahoedailytribune.com/news/ltwc-cubs-healthy-after-virus-outbreak-in-fall/

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March 16, 2018

Why California officials are killing coyote, after coyote, after coyote.

In California, coyotes have the same legal status as pigeons and rats. They’re considered “non-game animals,” which means anyone can kill as many of them as they want, at any time of year. There are some restrictions: it's illegal to poison them or capture them with a leg-hold trap.

https://www.scpr.org/news/2018/03/15/81707/what-happens-when-a-coyote-bites-a-person/

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March 01, 2018

The Whale Diaries.

In an epic 12,000-mile journey south, the Pacific gray whale (Eschrichtius robustus) flees the chilling winter waters of the Artic to the warm and fertile bays of Baja California. Along the way, the whales must endure the fatigue of travel, foraging for amphipods, and the risk of predation.

https://www.nps.gov/cabr/blogs/the-whale-diaries.htm

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March 05, 2018

Seismic Testing’s Deafening Noise Threatens Marine Mammals.

Seismic testing surveys that accompany offshore drilling harm entire ecosystems.

https://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/seismic-testing-s-deafening-noise-threatens-marine-mammals

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March 02, 2018

A Win in Court for California Sea Otters.

PASADENA, Calf. – A big win for southern sea otters, as a federal judge on the 9th Circuit in Pasadena ruled Thursday that the feds do not have to reinstate a failed policy of "No Otter Zones" that had been put in place to protect commercial fishing interests.

http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-03-02/endangered-species-and-wildlife/a-win-in-court-for-california-sea-otters/a61681-1

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Elusive Sierra Nevada Red Fox Captured in Tehama County.

A Sierra Nevada red fox was captured in Tehama County last month by California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) biologists researching this rare sub-species of red fox.

The 10-pound male fox was captured on national forest land just outside of Lassen Volcanic National Park, near the town of Mineral. The fox was collared and released at the capture location, and CDFW biologists have been impressed by the distances it has regularly been covering despite rough terrain and high elevation.

https://cdfgnews.wordpress.com/2018/03/01/elusive-sierra-nevada-red-fox-captured-in-tehama-county/

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March 08, 2018

Parasite Found in California Boar Meat Can Literally Make Your Eyes Bleed.

This parasitic infection isn’t your typical bout of food poisoning in which you just have diarrhea for a few days. In addition to the abdominal pain, diarrhea, and vomiting you can usually expect, trichinellosis can cause serious health problems, including conjunctival and retinal hemorrhaging — yes, bleeding from your eyes.

https://www.inverse.com/article/41790-can-raw-pork-make-you-sick

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March 09, 2018

Coyote sightings are on the rise in SLO County. Here's why — and how to stay safe.

If you've noticed more coyotes around San Luis Obispo County recently, you're not alone.

The reason?

http://www.sanluisobispo.com/news/local/article203943419.html

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