Journal archives for October 2018

October 01, 2018

Mountain Lion In The City Is Focus Of Next Audubon Program.

The Yosemite Area Audubon Association (YAAS) invites the public to attend their next meeting on Thursday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Mariposa.

https://sierranewsonline.com/mountain-lion-in-the-city-is-focus-of-next-audubon-program/

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Mitigating red tide more than killing algae, researcher says.

California's red tide is called Pseudo-nitzchia and it produces neurotoxins called domoic acid. The chemical is lethal to fish, birds and marine mammals, most noticeably California sea lions.

http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20180930/mitigating-red-tide-more-than-killing-algae-researcher-says

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October 06, 2018

California wild horses to be captured, activists fear slaughter.

One thousand wild horses are to be rounded up in California by the U.S. Forest Service and animal rights activists fear hundreds of them could be sold for slaughter.

https://kfgo.com/news/articles/2018/oct/06/california-wild-horses-to-be-captured-activists-fear-slaughter/

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Feds Propose Threatened Status for Humboldt Marten.

A furry relative to minks and otters and native to the West Coast may get federal protection as threatened under the Endangered Species Act due to lost habitat, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Friday.

https://www.courthousenews.com/feds-propose-threatened-status-for-humboldt-marten/

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Living with bears: Learning about our four-footed neighbors.

There’s a bear in the backyard! Or there’s one in the fruit tree, on the porch or in the garbage.

These are routine calls that come into the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office dispatch center. They’re also common reports to the Northern Division of the Fish and Wildlife Department, which covers Lassen, Plumas and central Butte counties.

http://www.plumasnews.com/living-with-bears-learning-about-our-four-footed-neighbors/

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October 09, 2018

Will a ‘Trap and Release’ Plan for Coyotes Stop Attacks on Humans and Pets?

On October 3, Councilman Mitchell Englander, a member of the Council’s Personnel and Animal Welfare (PAW) Committee, introduced a motion (CF-16-0585-S2), based on "an increase in coyote sightings in parks, open spaces and neighborhoods endangering all people, especially children."

https://www.citywatchla.com/index.php/2016-01-01-13-17-00/los-angeles/16341-will-a-trap-and-release-plan-for-coyotes-stop-attacks-on-humans-and-pets

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Ultrasonic Vocalizations In The California Mouse.

Vocal communication between individuals is vital to navigating social situations. Often when we think about vocal communication, we think about speech in humans or song in birds which is used to convey information from one individual to another. However, recently rodents have emerged as an exciting new mammalian experimental model of vocal communication.

https://sciencetrends.com/ultrasonic-vocalizations-in-the-california-mouse/

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October 11, 2018

NOAA warns boaters to stay away from whales in Monterey.

Stunning images of boaters right next to whales in the Monterey Bay have gone viral online this fall but NOAA is warning its dangerous for you and it's bad for the whales.

https://www.ksbw.com/article/noaa-warns-boaters-to-stay-away-from-whales-in-monterey/23714055

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October 12, 2018

Typhus fever’s wild threat? The rat-faced opossum, named in health advisories as culprits in spreading the disease.

When you think of animals carrying fleas, what comes to mind are dogs and cats, a problem that most responsible pet owners know all about.

But an equal, yet lesser known threat is lurking in the wild and unbeknownst to homeowners, living under the floorboards or in the attic. We are talking about opossums.

https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/2018/10/11/typhus-fevers-wild-threat-the-rat-faced-opossum-named-in-health-advisories-as-culprits-in-spreading-the-disease/

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October 13, 2018

300th nutria killed in California as officials worry giant swamp rats are spreading into the delta.

The Department of Fish and Wildlife is not taking time to celebrate however. The department is currently expanding its operations in San Joaquin County, and is concerned by several reports of nutria on the doorstep of the Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta, a critical region for California's agricultural infrastructure.

https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/nutria-California-swamp-rats-300-dead-hunt-traps-13303143.php

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