Journal archives for September 2018

September 03, 2018

Pen in Hand: California Mule Deer or Black-tailed Deer? Identifying the deer in our mountains.

Mule Deer are the genus Odocoileus and the species hemionus. There are different subspecies of them, so scientists tack on a third name. In the case of California Mule Deer, that third name is californicus.

There are currently 10 different recognized subspecies of Mule Deer, including Rocky Mountain Mule Deer, whose bucks occasionally exceed 400 pounds. The Mule Deer in our area don't reach that size.

http://www.tehachapinews.com/lifestyle/pen-in-hand-california-mule-deer-or-black-tailed-deer/article_05d8019a-aefc-11e8-acab-2f7f242b0f97.html

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September 05, 2018

See four cute mountain lion kittens discovered near Los Angeles.

A new litter of mountain lions—two males and two females—was discovered in a remote area of the Santa Monica Mountains near Los Angeles recently, the National Park Service announced Tuesday afternoon.

https://bnqt.com/2018/09/04/see-four-cute-mountain-lion-kittens-discovered-near-los-angeles/

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September 07, 2018

Mountain lion found dead on side of Highway 1 in Cambria.

The dead animal was reported on the side of Highway 1 just south of Ardath Drive by a passerby at about 7:50 a.m., according to Capt. Todd Tognazzini with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

The lion was a “sub-adult” female and weighed about 50 to 60 pounds, Tognazzini said. It had been hit and killed by a car.

https://www.sanluisobispo.com/news/local/environment/article217921260.html

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Hundreds of dolphins race along Monterey Bay in superpod.

About 1,000 dolphins in a superpod of the ocean mammals were racing along the shore, jumping in and out of the water while chasing baitfish.

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/california/la-me-ln-dolphin-superpod-20180907-story.html

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September 11, 2018

Giant grey whales let delighted passengers stroke and KISS them as the playful mammals even try to push the boat in once in a lifetime encounter.

Filmed earlier this year off Guerrero Negro in Baja California Sur, Mexico, the whales rose from the water - encouraging the riders to play with them.

The giant mammals can be seen first approaching the side of the boat, with one allowing passengers to pet its head and even give it a kiss.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6150683/Giant-whales-let-passengers-stroke-KISS-playful-mammals-try-push-boat.html

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September 12, 2018

‘It was going full speed at me.’ California hiker stands his ground as bear charges.

Avakian shared this piece of advice with his Instagram followers along with the video: “When the bear charges, always stand your ground. Change pants later…”

https://www.sacbee.com/news/state/california/article218226440.html

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September 13, 2018

Incredible video shows orca whales trail a California charter boat and frolic in its wake.

A fishing charter boat off the coast of southern California enjoyed a friendly visit from a pod of orca whales on Saturday morning.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6157299/Incredible-video-shows-orca-whales-trail-California-charter-boat-frolic-wake.html

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September 14, 2018

Happy trails: Beloved bear injured in the Carr Fire returns to the wild.

After six weeks in captivity while recovering from third-degree burns on all four paws, the California black bear did not hesitate to return to the woods.

California Department of Fish and Wildlife officials released her on a remote dirt road about 3 miles off Highway 299 in Trinity County.

https://www.redding.com/story/news/2018/09/13/carr-fire-burned-injured-bear-returns-wild/1282174002/

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September 16, 2018

State Officials Urge Drivers to ‘Watch Out for Wildlife.

To help reduce collisions with animals and birds, Caltrans and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife remind motorists to be on the lookout during “Watch Out for Wildlife Week” Sept. 16–22.

https://scvnews.com/2018/09/14/state-officials-urge-drivers-to-watch-out-for-wildlife/

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September 17, 2018

Decisive sea otters use paws and whiskers to distinguish objects by touch.

When dinner is encased in a robust shell, brute force is often the only solution, but ingenious sea otters (Enhydra lutris) have been more ingenious. Some pound clams and snails on a rock balanced on their chests, while others skilfully crack open shells to satisfy their voracious appetites. Describing sea otters as eating machines, Sarah McKay Strobel from the University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC), USA, explains that they devour 25% of their own body weight each day just to remain warm. Yet little was known about their hunting tactics because the shy mammals stop seeking food when human divers are near.

https://phys.org/news/2018-09-decisive-sea-otters-paws-whiskers.html

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