Journal archives for January 2019

January 01, 2019

Ahoy humpbacks! A surge in sightings as whale watchers spot plenty feeding off Southern California shores.

Humpback whales have been frolicking off local waters in recent weeks — spotted from Palos Verdes and San Pedro, off Newport Beach and down to Dana Point and San Clemente — delighting marine-life enthusiasts who have been able to see them up close. Whale watchers are hoping for a strong year of sightings for the mammals, which typically head toward Mexico and Central America to give birth.

http://www.ocregister.com/ahoy-humpbacks-a-surge-in-sightings-as-whale-watchers-spot-plenty-feeding-off-southern-california-shores

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January 04, 2019

Learn how to live with lions, our local apex predator.

“(Mountain lions) share their habitat with 14 million people,” he said. “The way the lions see it, their territory is being encroached on by people. Statistically, mountain lions are an insignificant threat to people, but a lack of knowledge leads to conflict, which then leads to dead mountain lions.

http://www.sonomawest.com/cloverdale_reveille/news/learn-how-to-live-with-lions-our-local-apex-predator/article_b162636c-03d8-11e9-9aa2-979ea02dfafa.html

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January 07, 2019

Marine mammals, many of whom don’t know.

The wonders of nature.

Talk about some of the most rare species of marine mammals.

http://micetimes.asia/marine-mammals-many-of-whom-dont-know-photo/

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January 08, 2019

Those black bears you see in Southern California, this is how they arrived.

It may be surprising or even a little disappointing, but the iconic black bears that roam wild in the San Bernardino and San Gabriel mountains didn’t arrive there in ancient times through a process of natural migration, but instead they arrived in 1933, in crates, in the back of trucks.

https://www.redlandsdailyfacts.com/2019/01/07/those-black-bears-you-see-in-southern-california-this-is-how-they-arrived/

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Climate Refugia: Safe Havens for Vulnerable Species.

“Refugia provide a safe haven during periods of an unfavorable climate,” Morelli and co-authors wrote in the journal PLOS One in 2016. Indeed, such areas — whether they be on mountain slopes, in shady forests, or in deep, cool canyons — are characterized as being naturally buffered from local and regional climate changes. As global temperatures rise, these pockets could help to ensure the continued existence of valued species.

https://undark.org/article/climate-change-refugia/

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January 09, 2019

Security Footage Catches Dogs, Coyote Going Paw-to-Paw.

A fight between two dogs and a coyote was caught on video outside a Rancho Peñasquitos home Friday night.

https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/california/Security-Footage-Catches-Dogs-Coyote-Going-Paw-to-Paw-504044401.html

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January 10, 2019

Aquarium Cause Sends Post Cards To Mexico Consulate With Hopes To Save Vaquita.

The vaquita — a species of porpoise — is facing extinction, and may even be completely extinct within the near future.

http://www.gazettes.com/news/environment/aquarium-cause-sends-post-cards-to-mexico-consulate-with-hopes/article_c732603a-02fb-11e9-8aa4-7f1f768ea66d.html

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How the government shutdown could kill bears.

National parks have seen their toilets and trash cans overflow since the Interior Department's funds ran out late last year. And in less than a month, that shutdown has undone years of work that kept bears and other wildlife healthy, National Geographic reports.

https://theweek.com/speedreads/816675/how-government-shutdown-could-kill-bears

Posted on January 10, 2019 09:10 by biohexx1 biohexx1 | 0 comments | Leave a comment

SEA SHEPHERD SHIP ATTACKED INSIDE VAQUITA REFUGE.

San Felipe, BCN, Mexico - January 9th, 2019 - Sea Shepherd Vessel M/V Farley Mowat was conducting maritime patrols inside the Vaquita Refuge in the Upper Gulf of California, and had recovered three illegal gillnets that morning, when at 1:00 PM the crew noticed approximately 35 skiffs operating inside the refuge.

https://www.marketwatch.com/press-release/sea-shepherd-ship-attacked-inside-vaquita-refuge-2019-01-10

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January 11, 2019

Far-ranging fin whales find year-round residence in Gulf of California.

Researchers from Mexico and the United States have concluded that a population of fin whales in the rich Gulf of California ecosystem may live there year-round -- an unusual circumstance for a whale species known to migrate across ocean basins.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/01/190110160938.htm

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