Journal archives for February 2019

February 02, 2019

Flying Squirrels Glow Fluorescent Pink Under Ultraviolet Light.

The bubblegum pink coloring could help New World flying squirrels navigate, communicate or blend into their environments.

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/flying-squirrels-glow-fluorescent-pink-under-ultraviolet-light-180971397/

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February 03, 2019

Agency seeks input on giving fishers threatened species status.

Online: Go to regulations.gov and search for docket number FWS-R8-ES-2018-0105. Click the “Comment now!” button to locate the comment form.

Mail: Public Comments Processing, Attn: Docket No. FWS-R8-ES-2018-0105; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, MS: BPHC, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041-3803.

https://www.goskagit.com/news/local_news/agency-seeks-input-on-giving-fishers-threatened-species-status/article_f638bc44-0401-5689-a9de-6e39fa5aca02.html

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Sea Shepherd ship attacked in Mexico's Gulf of California.

The Sea Shepherd environmental group said Friday that one if its ships was attacked with rocks and partly set afire by a flotilla of about 20 fishing boats in Mexico's Gulf of California.

It was the second attack in a month in the upper Gulf, where Sea Shepherd is patrolling against illegal nets to help save the critically endangered vaquita marina porpoise. The patrols have drawn the ire of local fishermen.

https://www.mrt.com/news/world/article/Sea-Shepherd-ship-attacked-in-Mexico-s-Gulf-of-13581791.php

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Two Weekends + Whale Wonders Aplenty, in Dana Point.

Dropping the word "cetacean" in everyday conversation? Sharing random facts how much a grey whale can weigh (up to 40 tons) and how those marvelous baleen plates in some whales' mouths can efficiently filter food?

https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Two-Weekends-Whale-Wonders-Aplenty-in-Dana-Point-505257812.html

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Letters to the Editor: Let gray wolves thrive.

Regarding “State judge upholds ruling to protect endangered wolves” (Nation, Jan. 30): The court’s ruling is a victory for Californians who want gray wolves to thrive (and we are the majority) so they can do their part building a healthy environment in our beautiful state. Gray wolf recovery is not a conservation success story — yet.

https://www.sfchronicle.com/opinion/letterstoeditor/article/Letters-to-the-Editor-Let-gray-wolves-thrive-13582208.php

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February 05, 2019

Watch elk get transported by helicopter.

California Fish & Wildlife Department relocated 60 tule elk from San Luis National Refuge in Merced County, CA, to Carizzo Plain National Monument in San Luis Obispo County using a helicopter and a net gun.

https://www.sanluisobispo.com/news/local/environment/article225528870.html

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Scientists to team up with whale-watching crews, tourists to study the giant mammals in Monterey Bay.

“The whale-watching industry is really critical for us because the crews have all of this knowledge about where animals are at different times in the year,” said Friedlaender, co-founder of the California Ocean Alliance, a nonprofit dedicated to protecting marine mammals.

https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/02/04/scientists-to-team-up-with-whale-watching-crews/

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Wildlife officials rescue stranded dolphin at Baker Beach.

A rescue crew worked to save a stranded dolphin at Baker Beach in San Francisco.

https://abc7news.com/pets-animals/wildlife-officials-rescue-stranded-dolphin-at-baker-beach/5120822/

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Community Alert: Large Mountain Lion Sighting in Apple Valley Neighborhood.

Residents in an Apple Valley neighborhood were alerted to a mountain lion spotted in the area of Kiowa and Tussing Ranch Roads on the night of Feb. 3.

https://www.vvng.com/community-alert-large-mountain-lion-sighting-in-apple-valley-neighborhood/

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February 06, 2019

This baby otter ended up a mile away from its mom. A team of experts helped them reunite.

On Monday morning, as rainy weather soaked San Luis Obispo County, a commercial fisherman found a baby otter all by itself in the waters off Morro Bay, according to the city of Morro Bay.

https://www.sanluisobispo.com/news/local/environment/article225546020.html

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