Journal archives for March 2018

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.

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March 02, 2018

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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High-speed rail could doom mountain lions, other wildlife in Santa Cruz Mountains, biologists say.

But if the high-speed rail line is constructed without tunnels, bridges or other corridors to ensure wildlife can move through the landscape unimpeded, experts say, the Santa Cruz Mountains would become an island– fenced in by the ocean to the west and by human development to the north, east and south. For the mountain lions, badgers, bobcats and other animals of the Santa Cruz Mountains, island life could be disastrous.

“Cousins start breeding with cousins, brothers start breeding with sisters and eventually you have this spiral of inbreeding that can cause species to go extinct,” said Wilmers.

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March 11, 2018

Mountain Lion Reportedly Bangs on Window of Orleans Home; Wildlife Officials are Investigating the Cats Behavior.

Principal Investigator of the Hoopa Mountain Lion Project and Co-Director of Integral Ecology Research Center Greta Wengert told the Outpost this afternoon that the cat has been identified as the tracked mountain lion M2, and that she is looking into the situation in conjunction with Hoopa Tribal Forestry.

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March 12, 2018

Coyote, Wildlife Sightings In Santa Clarita As Spring Season Begins.

Santa Clarita residents are expected to see more coyotes than usual, with the possibility of conflict during the spring.

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March 13, 2018

Sierra College: The History and Status of Wolverines in California.

Rocklin, Calif. – The 2017-2018 lecture series of the Sierra College Natural History Museum continues on Friday, March 16th with “The History and Current Status of Wolverines in California”, a presentation by Chris Stermer, wildlife biologist with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Join us Friday evening at 7:30pm to learn more about these fascinating and elusive carnivores. The presentation will be in Sewell Hall (room 111) on the Sierra College-Rocklin Campus.

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